I wish you could meet Matthew. He is 17 years old and was “blessed” with an extra chromosome that caused an extreme case of autism. I spent time with his parents at the hospital today while the doctors replaced his pacemaker. The reason it was being replaced is that the first one inserted a few weeks ago had failed (which is unheard of). In spite of all that he had been through, Matthew smiled at the doctors and said “let’s do this!”
When I heard about his courage…and began to understand his daily challenges…the frustration with my projects and personal “stuff” began to subside. I listened to the peace that his parents carried as they bragged on their son, and found myself jealous for the inner calm they carried. As I left, I realized that my visit was a greater blessing to me than my visit was to them.
So, I got an attitude adjustment. My perspective was realigned.
Do you struggle with that? Do your tasks and projects consume your life and cause you to forget to count your blessings?
Thanks for listening.