A Man With No Problems




I saw a man with no problems last week and I shuddered as he passed by.  He'd come to the town's half- marathon as a normal human being, with problems like all of the rest of us.  He had a wife, children, grandchildren, bills to pay, grass to cut.....but that all changed.

I didn't see him during the actual moment of transformation, but right after it.  As the medics loaded him into the vehicle and called off the life-line chopper I said a short prayer.  I was so thankful to have the problems and blessings that come with being alive.

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6 comments:

  1. Dan, I would gladly accept my problems rather than this mans alternative.

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    1. That was exactly my realization upon seeing the event Louis.

      Dan

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  2. Amazing, those moments when reality slaps you in the face. I've tried to think of a sailing metaphor that applies, but, instead, this is all that comes to mind:

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CnQ8N1KacJc

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    1. I'm not much of a Greenday fan, but the point of the video is great.

      Dan

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  3. Perspective counts for so much of our outlook on the solutions when we are confronted with truly great problems.

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