“Our real blessings often appear to us in the shape of pains, losses and disappointments; but let us have patience and we soon shall see them in their proper figures.” ~ Joseph Addison
I admire Addison, the great 18th century essayist, for his balanced, rational view of the world. And I certainly hope he’s right.
If he is, I am incredibly blessed. I just don’t realize it yet.
That’s not totally true. I have a comfortable roof over my head, warmth, food enough, family and friends who love me, and a venue for my words. I am blessed.
As for the rest of the “blessings” I’m working through (along with so many others), time will tell their real meaning. I just must be patient!
One of my trials is a missing post. On Friday I posted a quote by Nelson Mandela in honor of his life, and I can’t find it! I remember writing it, so I’m not sure what happened.