Tuesday, September 20, 2005

Life is Good

So appereantly that is the "theme" for this year at school. They start every morning by stating "life is good" and the response is "all the time". It sounds like a postive, inspirational, Oprah type of thing to say. However, I think it is a load of crap. life is good . . . except when it's not. What about the kid who goes home and get the bejeezus beat out of him by an alcoholic parent, or the one who has a realitve dying of cancer, or the child who is being pulled two direction in a painful divorce is life good for them? NO! Life is hard even for elementary kids, and trying to impress upon them a rosey eyed view that life is always good, is going to set them up to 1) Fall from that belief and become cyncial or 2) Realize that they have been lied to by their teachers and learn to distrust authority. I guess there is the third option where I am reading way to much into this, but I still think repeating the mantra "life is good" is a bunch of hippy nonsense.

Anyway, for me life is really good. Seriously. It really feels like everything is just working right. We were in need of a new vehicle and we now have in our posession a sweet van (I believe the technical car word for this vehicle is a "pimp ride") . My job is going really well. Some opportunities are opening up to attempt and make friends (outside a church setting even). I am starting to get really good at DDR (shut up). Also, I just feel really good. I think I am finally getting comfortable with my role as an "adult" (though I am sure Abigail might use that word loosely to describe me). What else can I say life is good. Of course, what else I can say is the reason why life is good. The Bible states that " Every good and perfect gift is from above, coming down from the Father of the heavenly lights, who does not change like shifting shadow". So really life is good because God is good. And God is good. . .all the time (even when life isn't).


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