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Re: [IP] A meditation



Actually quite gopod... I have a generalized version of this and it is nice
to see it adapted to 'betes life.
Pommy Mommy.
Jenny S.
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Sent: Sunday, August 20, 2000 12:22 PM
Subject: [IP] A meditation


> I've been thinking, experiencing and studying again... so here goes...
>
> When I was single, I asked God for a wife to make me happy.
> God gave me a wonderful wife who loves me and cares for me and I was not
> happy.
> When I was diagnosed with diabetes I asked God for a cure, or at least the
> ability to survive with minimal difficulty.
> God gave me a decent medical team, MDI, and bg monitoring, and I was not
> happy.
> When I was childless I asked God for children to make me happy.
> God gave me twin sons who are doing well in spite of a handicap and I was
> not happy.
> When my diabetes became difficult to manage I asked God for help.
> God gave me a pump and the ability to use it to manage my bg and keep it
> decent most of the time, and I was not happy.
> When I needed encouragement in managing life with the pump, I asked God
> for friends who understood and could stand with me.
> God gave me the I-P list and I was not happy.
>
> Then I stopped worrying about being made happy, because all that I
> had asked for I had been given, and none of it made me happy.
> I resolved to do the best I could while being unhappy.
>
> I started trying to make my wife happy,
> my children happy,
> help others on the I-P list to find slivers of happiness,
>
> And I discovered that when I stopped asking for others
> to make me happy
> And began thinking instead of ways to make them happy
>
> I found seeds of happiness stirring
> And I saw the smile of God
> as I began to understand
> Happiness cannot be pursued, bought, sought or found.
> It can only be given, and in the act of giving
> Crystalizes in the heart of the giver.
>
> And now for the next sermon...
> later, perhaps....
>
>
> Rev. Randall Winchester
> WD4HVA (email @ redacted)
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