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after all

Sometimes I get down
When I think of all I have to deal with
Whatever comes around
Like difficult relationships,
Or medical, or financial issues 
And then I remember how thankful I should be 
All I have to do is turn on the news 
Many people have it so much worse than me
Who am I to complain
I have it easy, surely  
There are so many in need 
God, help me not to worry 
about my problems, they’re so small 
Help me to remember
My problems aren’t so bad 
after all 

10/14/13

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  1. Date: 12/1/2013 8:49:00 AM

    I enjoyed this piece again it has more relevance in the light of your recent Thanksgiving celebration.

  1. Date: 10/29/2013 10:07:00 AM

    It seems as if everyone has it worse than the next person. But in reality you must know that whatever problems you face in life makes you a stronger and wiser individual if you learn from them. :)

  1. Date: 10/16/2013 7:22:00 AM

    So true Becca, sometimes we do forget that others are worse off than us.. thank you for this reminder.. love and hugs Wilma

    L. Avatar Rebecca L. Date: 10/23/2013 12:33:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Thank you for reading and commenting Wilma! love and hugs back :)
  1. Date: 10/16/2013 6:00:00 AM

    You are so right. Everything you say is true. There are always other people that are wrost than we are. Thanks for sharing this. I do believe that we should help those in need... Lucilla

    L. Avatar Rebecca L. Date: 10/23/2013 12:09:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Yes I agree, our focus shouldn't be on ourselves all the time, but on helping others Good point Lucilla, and thank you for your comment!
  1. Date: 10/15/2013 4:39:00 PM

    Yes it is easy to look at the dark side of life. We only need look to our neighbor to see that perhaps we have it made and need to be thankful for the cards we have been dealt. Good write and right on thoughts. ~Kilmer

    L. Avatar Rebecca L. Date: 10/23/2013 12:08:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Thank you Kilmer, I'm glad you like it :)
  1. Date: 10/15/2013 11:55:00 AM

    Life can be so overwhelming at times and it does help knowing that others have it worse so we can be grateful for what we do have....wise message Becca. Hugs

    L. Avatar Rebecca L. Date: 10/23/2013 12:08:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Thank you Cecilia! Big hugs
  1. Date: 10/15/2013 11:47:00 AM

    Wise thinking my dear Becca! God has thought of us before we even had a single thought in our mind and never would give anyone to carry a cross heavier than he could curry! See message!

    L. Avatar Rebecca L. Date: 10/23/2013 12:08:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Yes you are so right, Demetrios! I just need to remember. Thank you for your comment and message...
  1. Date: 10/15/2013 11:13:00 AM

    This is a good message, still our problems are our frame of refference. They are real and we can't minimize their impact. Still within our struggles it is important to recognize our blessings and be aware of others. It appears you are in touch with your humanity. This is a well penned and sensitive piece.

    L. Avatar Rebecca L. Date: 10/15/2013 11:42:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Thank you, Richard, I love your perspective on this. Our problems are still relevant. Thanks for this.
  1. Date: 10/15/2013 10:16:00 AM

    That's very true! Positive out waying the negative.

    L. Avatar Rebecca L. Date: 10/15/2013 10:36:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Hi Lisa, thanks for visiting and commenting! :)
  1. Date: 10/14/2013 10:13:00 PM

    I appreciate this appreciative poem. God, has to be smiling at you for this wisdom you've shared. Love it, Becca!

    L. Avatar Rebecca L. Date: 10/15/2013 10:35:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Hi Marlon! :) Thank you! I wish I could remember these little bits of "wisdom" I have once in a while haha ! Thanks for stopping by :)
  1. Date: 10/14/2013 9:28:00 PM

    This should be my prayer all the time, we just need to think about what we have in comparison to many people in the world, we have so much in the United States (If you are from the US), I need to be more thankful for what I have...it is truly a lot! I'm not saying I don't have things that make my life rough, or where I think I should catch a break, but when I compare it to others that are far less fortunate, my needs are quite petty! You bring this to light with this awesome poem, Great Work!!

    L. Avatar Rebecca L. Date: 10/15/2013 10:33:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    I think that you understand me :) It can be very confusing, I mean of course it's natural to want better, it's natural to be upset when things are not "fair" ... but at the same time yes, we have to remember how good we really have it. Thank you sir, I enjoy reading your comments.
  1. Date: 10/14/2013 8:02:00 PM

    Much as I agree with your write here Becca, I see no reason why we should be suffering at the hands of our own inadequate system. As Poetic says, things could be worse, if they don't sort this out soon, it will be, both here and abroad. That's my rant over lol Take care, Richard

    Seal Avatar Richard D Seal Date: 10/15/2013 8:03:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    haha anytime at confused. Seriously though, what happens here does affect the rest of the world, more often badly.
    L. Avatar Rebecca L. Date: 10/14/2013 8:15:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    I agree with you Richard. We should not have to suffer at the hands of our own inadequate system. I'm just saying, there are people who have it so much worse than me, I should remember to be thankful for the good things in my life. Shoot now I'm all confused lol, thanks a bunch hahaha ;)
  1. Date: 10/14/2013 7:39:00 PM

    So true. Things could always be worse

    L. Avatar Rebecca L. Date: 10/14/2013 7:54:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    It's true, isn't it. I just have to remember to be thankful :) Thanks for stopping by PJ :)
  1. Date: 10/14/2013 6:31:00 PM

    Such a caring message, my dear Rebecca! We have so so much while other have so little! You say it so well with such love in your heart! Big warm hugs! So happy to see some writings from you again... feel better! Love and warm wishes xoxoxox

    L. Avatar Rebecca L. Date: 10/14/2013 7:53:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Thank you Jack, for seeing what is truly in my heart. I don't always express myself the way I want to, I'm happy to know that my message was well received. Thank you, I'm glad to be writing something again, just getting my feet wet ;)
  1. Date: 10/14/2013 4:25:00 PM

    Very true words penned here. We all feel down and burdened from time to time. But there are always some unfortunate people who have it worse. At least we all have a forum here to help us through difficult times and good people to support us in PoetrySoup. A place to share.

    L. Avatar Rebecca L. Date: 10/14/2013 7:52:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    You're right. When we can write what is in our heart without fear of being judged, what a wonderful place this is. Thank you for your encouraging words.
  1. Date: 10/14/2013 3:13:00 PM

    Hi sweet lady..everyone has his cross to carry and at times We all feel the cross is too heavy till We look in front of us and then We look behind us and We see others carrying a cross just like ours..Sonehow knowing We re in this battle together brings confort and knowing that for each cloud there is a sun makes it a bit easier to turn to God and say tnks.I am thankful i have you as my friend.Your words touch me deep

    L. Avatar Rebecca L. Date: 10/14/2013 7:51:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    I'm thankful to have you as my friend too Charmaine. Thank you for always being so sweet and so patient with me.
  1. Date: 10/14/2013 1:46:00 PM

    - Such is life, Becca dear - but imagine a bike ride ..... awful with just uphills ....... or just downhill ..... you would not be able to stop. - All the best to you. - A really good poem, which tells me that you are a human. - oxox // Anne-Lise :)))

    L. Avatar Rebecca L. Date: 10/14/2013 1:50:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Oh Anne-Lise, you are so right! It's the ups and downs that makes life interesting! :) Thank you sweet one, xoxo
  1. Date: 10/14/2013 12:59:00 PM

    Beautifully written from a soul that embraced such journeys. Nicely penned love. Hugs and love, Gail

    L. Avatar Rebecca L. Date: 10/14/2013 1:49:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Thank you Gail :) hugs and love back to you
  1. Date: 10/14/2013 12:11:00 PM

    Lovely, Becca. A lesson we all need to learn...contentment....and thanksgiving...hugs

    L. Avatar Rebecca L. Date: 10/14/2013 12:24:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Thanks Eileen ... not my best poetry, but I have been feeling like writing from my heart anyway. Hugs back to you :)
  1. Date: 10/14/2013 11:21:00 AM

    Indeed, well said. We all have a story, we all have our paths. It is certainly important to cherish the pages we write in our lives by reading the pages of another...

    L. Avatar Rebecca L. Date: 10/14/2013 12:22:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    I always feel like a jerk when I complain about my problems and then I remember ... we can always find someone worse off than ourselves ... and that makes me feel even more sad, for them, for the conditions in this world ... but it makes me appreciate what I have.