Today is my youngest Son's birthday. It brings to an end and overabundance of birthdays we observe in our family. Most are in February. There are 6 in February and 3 in March. One of the ones in March we no longer observe since that one has passed. With birthday meals and a few gifts it gets a little burdensome at times. We will meet Son #2 for an early lunch today. He picked a place he loves to go but I am not too thrilled about. Mongolian food. It's really not bad if you get the right combination of sauces, but it is one of those 'all you can eat' places. I usually avoid those no matter the type food. Since it is a bit of a novelty they charge way more than I want to pay. I also tend to overeat at the all you can eat places. I don't think overeating will be a problem here.
I have been noticing lately the numbers of folks I know that are having some very trying times.
Whether it is health, money, relationships, there just seems to be a lot of pain lately. It seems to run in cycles. Health matters are always an issue with folks I know. Lately relationships have been in the forefront. It seems good people can go crazy too. I hate what it is doing to their loved ones.
I was trying to encourage a younger man that was feeling low. Without specifics he said he had a really bad week. Not that that is shocking, it's the person that said it that surprised me. So my wisdom consisted of a few words, trying to put things into another perspective for him. A lot of people are hurting right now, that we both know. But no matter how bad we think things are for us, they can always be worse. I was not trying to downplay whatever it was that was bothering him. I just know that when I think things are bad for me, I try to remember how bad it is for others I know.
It helps me realize how little my problems are. Simple maybe, but it works for me.