Posted 10/4/2010 10:10 PM (GMT -6)
An ex-bf of mine once brought up survival of the fittest. He was saying he wished it was still around. Granted, he was talking about bad drivers at the time...but it really struck a nerve. I responded that if life was survival of the fittest, I wouldn't be here. He shut up really quick (after saying he wasn't talking about me).
I have days when I feel defective. It seems like everything with me comes with complications...fix one thing, break another. Colds last longer, viruses never want to leave, etc. However, I see in times when things are at their worst just how incredibly blessed I am. I have wonderful parents who drop everything to sit in the ER waiting room with me, visit me at the hospital twice a day when I'm hospitalized, a sister who steps in and cares for my cat and mail without being asked, friends who visit and know the little things that help a lot....I could go on and on. We all have to realize what we DO have. With this dd it would be easy to look at our lives and resent not being able to do things, or miss things. I try (no, I'm not perfect, and I do have pity parties from time to time) to look at the things I have. And like someone said, we appreciate little things that others wouldn't. On a day where I have energy, I probably enjoy it far more than a person who has energy every day.
Our "defects" make us who we are. Everyone has defects...no one has a perfect life. It's easy to look at other people and think that they have it better, but if you knew everything about everyone, you'd realize everyone has something they struggle with.