Ah, poor me”, we sometimes say, “I have to work so hard” “I have so much stress” “If only my problem with money would get better, then I would be content{“, “ I just don’t understand my spouse”, “Why can’t my family have fewer troubles”. This attitude of self pity is as ancient as humanity. Every man and woman has their problems and challenges, and life often is not fair. Self pity becomes a stumbling block when we get so narrowly focused on our problems. We forget we are part of a whole throng of fellow beings on this path. It helps to notice others besides ourselves who are seeking courage to live their lives.

Let us rewaken out awareness of our higher power by seeing that we are “carried on great winds across the sky”. We have many blessings; we are not alone. Within the greatest tragedies we discover our greatest blessings.