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11 March, 2011

Fragile

I've had a horrible day today and have spent most of it disgruntled and frustrated.

But just now I stopped to check the live coverage of the unfathomable tragedy in Japan, and felt ashamed for pitying myself.

Our lives are so fragile. Everything we own, those we love, even our life - everything can be gone, swept away in a moment as easily as those huge waves swept away homes, factories and everything else.

Life is too short to be ungrateful. In moments of great tragedy, even in small moments of despair in our personal lives, we must remember that this life is fragile.

We must nurture and hold on to everything that matters to us, so when faced with challenges we have hope, love and courage on reserve.

5 comments:

Signe said...

It is such a horrible catastrophe, breaks my heart to watch the pictures that keeps coming in from the affected areas. Whole towns leveled with the earth! *shudder*

Hugs,
Signe

LatteLisa said...

Sorry to hear that you had a bad day, even though worse things were happening elsewhere on the planet.

PS. In case you don't make it to Balthazar. They have a cookbook which has been on my wish list like forever! http://www.amazon.com/Balthazar-Cookbook-Keith-McNally/dp/1400046351

Anait said...

@ Lisa - YUM! Adding it now to my LONG Amazon wishlist :)Thanks for the tip!

Rose et Jaune said...

'Life is too short to be ungrateful. In moments of great tragedy, even in small moments of despair in our personal lives, we must remember that this life is fragile.'
You have said this perfect. You're remembering me today. Thank you.
Hope you have some better days now :)

magdalena viktoria said...

I agree. Thank you for these words.

<3