Monday, September 23, 2013

Prepping Is Not Enough


I just wrote a big long post here about some problems that came up over the weekend. It was a "Woe is Me" post with a lot of kicking, screaming, cussing, spitting, head banging, doom and gloom kinda post. I spent three paragraphs complaining about this and that, about Murphy, Karma and Bad luck. One step forward and three steps back was repeated at least three times. In my eyes the issue that came up was more than I can bare at the moment and I just needed to vent.
I proof read the lengthy post and hovered the little arrow over the publish button. I watched the blinking line at the end of the last word written, waiting for my next command. Then I hit the backspace button and didn't let up until there was noting left except a blank screen.
I was not suppose to write all that. This is what I was suppose to write.

Everyone on here has problems, we all struggle one way or another. What I think is big may be little in someone else's eyes. The issue that came up for me this weekend is just that, very small. I thought it was big, but I was mistaken.
If you don't know her or read her blog mysticmud is going through some tough times. The problems she is going through just break my heart and make mine look so small. You have to go and read about it to get the full effect. Project Finn is a website she has set up just in case you feel led to help. If you can't then please send your thoughts her way and to her family. 
I promise you, after you read her story your problems will feel just as small as mine are.

Thank you,
MDR

12 comments:

  1. Honey, I have done that MANY times at my blog. I write an entire article full of venom and angst (all of it coming from my gut), then pause before hitting publish. When I re-read it, I am shocked at myself. I hit delete, then the second post sounds more sane. It helps to write it out, even though you don't publish it.

    People used to hurt my feelings all the time by comparing their lot in life to mine. They'd say "Being around you sure makes me feel lucky."

    I think it was supposed to be an 'honor' having worse problems than they did, but it hurt like hell. Whatever is the problem you are having, is bad for YOU. So it is right and natural to vent. It's not being selfish, it's being honest.

    I think you're among friends here, and we CARE, whether it's a baby hanging on for dear life, or a hole in your bucket. I know that I can care about you AND Michelle at the same time.

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    1. LJ, That's one thing about the blog world I have found over the years, There is some really good folks here.

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  2. Go ahead and write it. We can take it.

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    1. I know y'all can sista, I am the one that couldn't.

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  3. Yeah, I have also hovered and then placed my finger firmly on the backspace button before...

    MDR - there are some self-centered, angry, unhappy idiots out there, but the majority of bogland is a big, caring community - if there is anything that we, your blog friends, can do to help, then please, honour our friendship by allowing us to do so. No one who calls himself / herself human can ignore a fellow man in need of assistance - even if it is only verbal (written) help.

    Many heads are sometimes greater than one...

    As for the back space button, if your blogpost doesn't castigate or harm anyone else, then, in future, let it be :)

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    1. Understood Dani but reading her problems it made mine look so small. She is the one who need the support, thoughts and prayers right now.

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  4. Yup, I have done the same.Usually I don't post it because complaining about life is not what my blog is supposed to be about. It is not what people come to my blog for. Plus I really can't stand posts where every comment is sympathy. It may make you feel better but usually doesn't fix the problem. So now that you have had a chance to get it out and look it over ask yourself, "How am I going to fix it?" And good luck with that, I am sure it will all work out in the end.

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    1. Your right Becky, it always gets worked out in the end.

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  5. You are so right, trying to put our problems/issues into perspective can be humbling at times. I've followed MysticMud, and agree, my issues are very small. Just remember, if you have faith in God, you are never alone. Besides that, you have lots of friends out here wishing you the best!

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    1. Thanks Izzy, I will write about what's going on at a later time.

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  6. Thank you for this. I know that it is over a year later, but I am just now seeing it, and it was kind of you to send help our way when we needed it most. Xo, mm

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    1. Anytime MM. I hope things are turning in your favor for a change.

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