Thank God for nothing

Joseyphina's World

We are conditioned to be grateful when we receive something we have been anticipating for some time. When an opportunity suddenly becomes available to us when there seemed to be no way out, the ‘thank you’ resonates in your mind and heart such that your lips can’t help but to keep uttering it.

When you survive a near-death experience such as a terrifying accident scare, you suddenly become aware of how precious life is and how grateful you are to have made it out of the experience unscathed.
But what do we do when ‘nothing’ happens? Sure, some of us do well to appreciate the protection and provision we enjoy and remind ourselves to keep doing so.

As human as we are, when the events in our lives become routine, we tend to lose the awe in the miracle of ‘nothing happening’, become familiar with it and eventually feel entitled…

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I have heard people say, “Get your mind right”. I hope this helps us put things in perspective.

Mitch Teemley

Given the current rather bizarre state of politics in my country (“current” meaning any day of any year), it seems like a good time for this:


“Politics is the art of looking for trouble, finding it everywhere, diagnosing it incorrectly, and applying the wrong remedies.” ~Groucho Marx

  “He knows nothing, and he thinks he knows everything. That points clearly to a political career.” ~George Bernard Shaw

“You have to remember one thing about the will of the people: it wasn’t that long ago that we were swept away by the Macarena.” ~Jon Stewart

“How can you govern a country which has 246 varieties of cheese?”~Charles de Gaulle

“To summarize the summary of the summary: people are a problem.” ~Douglas Adams

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