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Happiness is family problems

Wednesday, February 06, 2013

Things can seem rough, but then I hear some of the troubles other families are going through, and it is heartbreaking and encouraging. Heartbreaking because I can't imagine what that family is going through, and encouraging because it's not me and mine.

I don't take delight in the troubles others have, but I am glad to get a reminder of how little my family issues are.

It reminds me of the introduction of one of my "The World According to Mr. Rogers" books, in which Mrs. Rogers recounts the time she was telling her husband how mean this other woman had been to her--I don't remember the circumstances--and she ranted about the woman's attitude, and how wronged she had been... and then Mr. Rogers said something along the lines of "I wonder what kind of a day she was having." We never know all the circumstances of others we interact with, do we?


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SKINNYPOWELL1 2/7/2013 8:13AM

    Great reminder that our troubles are small compared to others. We can not imagine what they are going thru until we have.... Walked a Mile in Their Shoes.

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SAMI199 2/7/2013 7:49AM


You have hit the nail on the head! Thanks for sharing .


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2HAMSDIET 2/6/2013 10:39PM

    emoticon I tell people not to take things so personal as peoples anger may have little to do with you. I love your blogs. Thank you so much.

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LAURELSPARK 2/6/2013 9:12PM

    I think that that is why it is so important to stay never know what others are going through.

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    Oh so true. We need to judge others less and be understanding and supportive. emoticon emoticon

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ACCEPTINGME73 2/6/2013 5:41PM

    You are absolutely right. We never know what another person is dealing with. Thanks for sharing.

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RUNNINGAL425 2/6/2013 5:14PM

    Thanks for giving me something to reflect on today!

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TONYVAND1 2/6/2013 4:12PM

  So true Thanks for sharing

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MOM2OR 2/6/2013 3:54PM

    Agreed. Every family has their problems and to a lot of others they may seem perfect making us question ours...but then like you said, you get to know someone and you've got nothing on theirs!! It's sad but true.

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