Abundance: A High Calling?

Over at The High Calling, Charity Craig looks at the high calling of abundance:

“You’re always so positive,” people often used to say to me.

One of my doctors likes to tell me how shocked he was when shortly after he met me, paralyzed and lying in a hospital bed, I told him that the nearby university was handicapped accessible and that even though I might never walk again, I was still looking forward to graduate school.

“You have such a positive attitude,” he told me. “That will go a long way.”

I did walk again after that first hospital stay. Just this morning I ran two miles, in fact. But I quit graduate school after a semester, and over the next 11 years later, I faced an abundance of disappointments. Heartache, cancer, death, fear. Now, I’m not always so positive. Sometimes, I see all that others have and feel a little gypped, if you must know.

It’s kind of like looking at a glass filled midway with water. Is it half empty? Or half full? Most of the time, I don’t care. I just want to know who drank half my water?

Read the whole thing here.

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