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Wednesday, April 6, 2011

the Grand Scheme


When an issue seems rather large,
 do you ever stop and wonder:

"Is it really going matter in the grand scheme of things?"



39 comments:

Naturedigital said...

Beautiful thoughts and photographs Dawn.
Costas

Elizabeth Grimes said...

Amen to that! And adorable picture to go with the thought.

Carmi said...

My dad always told me a story about a child who complained bitterly to his parents about the ratty old hand-me-down shoes that he wore.

He stopped complaining when he met a child who had no shoes.

Thank you for reminding us what really matters, Dawn.

heather yalin said...

Gosh, this is so good! I guess I just really needed to read that with the kitten pictures right now.

heyBJK said...

Nice! I love how you put posts together, Dawn! Great thought process brought to life!

Cat said...

absolutely!!!!!

love this Dawn
thought provoking


and look I am at the beginning of the comments not the end like usual! : )

love and light

darlin said...

Dawn, this is so well thought out and no sometimes things just don't really matter in the bigger picture. I ask myself that quite a bit and generally the answer is no, when it's a yes it's going to matter I push myself harder.

Enjoy your day!

Lynette said...

We tend to sweat the small stuff...and it really is not even a blimp in the grand scheme of things.

Allison said...

An excellent thought! Sometimes the screen of my life gets filled up with a zoom-in on myself... you're right... sometimes, it's time to Zoom Out! Great thoughts, Dawn!

Peter said...

Would I still worry about this in 6 months time? is often good to ask.

Rural Revival said...

Oh yes, always! Well, almost always. : ) I'm a firm believer in that saying, 'everything happens for a reason.'

Buttons said...

Dawn great shots love your cat. The answer to your question is yes I think of that and most times no it does not matter. Live your life be happy and help others smile too. Simple and most things will pass. Thanks B

Nancy said...

It's all just the stuff of life -- there's really no good or bad. At least, that's what I try to keep at the forefront.

Great message and photos, as usual. :)

Sage said...

Speaking of things that don't matter in the grand scheme of things.... that wasn't a fish in my post, it was a porpoise which is a mammal (like a whale it must come to the surface to breath). Have a totally wonderful day.

Clint said...

Excellent post. So true. As for me, I just turn it over to Him...He always handles things perfectly if I can just get out of His way! Blessings.

texwisgirl said...

you are a great scholar, thinker, poet, intellect and a sharer of beauty and a muse for the rest of us...

Judy said...

I enjoy coming here...You get me thinking about things.

Changes in the wind said...

Great post.....

Farmchick said...

I have wondered that many a time.

Leah J. Utas said...

Excellent. Well put together.

Hope said...

yes I do! I always tell my kids, 'it's not going to matter a year from now'

love the photo of the cat!

Gary's third pottery blog said...

Just over from Smitten--you have one of the most interesting blogs I have seen in a long time :) -Gary

Flora said...

so true...

Farm Girl said...

I ask myself the same thing over and over.

Canyon Girl said...

I do now more often than when I was young. I love the thoughts that come into your mind and how you know how to express them.--Inger

Trisha said...

Such a great thought.It's something I continue to struggle with :)

Alisa said...

Fantastic!

Saz said...

What a fantastic thought!

I love the photo's too, the cat is so gorgeous. (:

Janie said...

Good pair of photos to illustrate. In the grand scheme, our problems are so small.

Hilary said...

Very well illustrated. And that furry issue is a beauty.

Randy said...

What a cutie! He looks deep in thought.

Out on the prairie said...

Simple works for nature and all that are within it. I try to keep it that way.

Joe said...

Actual I do :). I've tried giving up worrying about things I have no control of.

Deb said...

great post....great photos...

Jack said...

Nicely done, Dawn. This thought wouldn't have come to my mind, just seeing a kitten agains the wall.

Leontien said...

sometimes.... yes...
But i like to worry about everything and anything...

p.s. did you have your daughter read my first kiss post???

;-)

Thanks
Leontien

Rick said...

Great thought for all of us to bear in mind, and perhaps none more than our politicians who seem to get outraged (now THERE'S a misused word !) at the slightest thing.

Nicely illustrated Dawn !

Debbie said...

loved this!!!!!

ruthy ann said...

oh perspective...right? :)