The other day I went to church and during the homily my priest made an analogy that life is like a set of railroad tracks. One rail is the good things happening in your life and at the same time the other track represents the bad things that are happening in your life. I thought about this and I agree. Bobby is now out of work for 6 months and had a close call with his ticker. The economy is crap and it is taking a toll on us (as I am sure a lot of other people). But on the other hand I have a great job, Ryan is the best thing that ever happened to us and her smile and laughter is getting us through this not so easy time. On the other hand it seems as though some people have an easy ride (fabulous family vacations, wifey is a stay at home mom, etc.) and I am wondering if I am jealous of these people or if the grass is greener where they are? But doesn't everyone have a set of railroad tacks in their life?
I hope I don't sound too cynical - I would never begrudge someone for what they have because I do thank the Lord above for all that I have. AMEN!