I just finished watching the movie, The Ultimate Gift. And I can’t help but feel heartened and truly blessed. Made me realize how good I’ve had it. I’m not some wealthy fellow, but I’m also not deprived. I live knowing that I’ve been showered with the ultimate gifts, that life has to offer.
In both the movie and the book, it shows that the most important things in life are mostly right in front of us. There’s the gift of work, money, friends, family, problems, dreams, a day, laughter, giving, gratitude and love. I’ve never looked at problems and better days as ultimate gifts, but now that someone mentioned it; they may very well be. Problems make us vulnerable and keep both our feet on the ground. Feeling helpless sometimes is part of being human. I’ve also never looked at better days as something meaningful, but later realized that some people don’t get a chance at getting up the next day and see the sun as it rises and as it falls. Looks like what is indeed essential, is invisible to the naked eyes…
When upon life’s billows you are tempest tossed,
When you are discouraged, thinking all is lost,
Count your many blessings, name them one by one,
And it will surprise you what the Lord hath done.
Just a passing thought. Human nature dictates that there’s never enough, that the world is ours to conquer. But now I’m left thinking, do we really need the world just for ourselves? Quite selfish, isn’t it?