Suzie Mango, our 87lb yellow lab is now officially 1 year old. Man, she grows up fast. Really fast! And apparently according to the vet she is still going to be growing more! Makes me wonder whether she is going to be like Clifford the Big Red Dog size!
Well we are happy that she is now 1 year old and we celebrated her birthday is some delicious food and a pinata that was filled with doggie treats, and even had a cake that is safe for dogs to consume.
And I learned something. Just because the cake is dog safe, it does not mean that humans can also eat it. Well, I guess you can…but you will be surprised by the taste. It doesn’t taste good to the human tongue.
I mean you could eat it, but you really don’t want to! It is definitely… for dogs only… maybe cats too…
So… all that cake went to the neighbor dogs as well. According to Suzie, it was delicious.
But we do have to realize that sometimes what is good for some people, or a person, is not always good for others. And that isn’t what people have preferences or choice over “things.” What I am talking about is about a person’s overall health. For example, pregnant women may need certain vitamins or nutrients, or healthcare compared to other people who are not pregnant.
We all have different needs and I think this is why God has a very complex job when it comes to providing for all individual humans. Just as we all have different health needs, we all Also have different paths in life. And God knows this.
We will all have different life situations, and we will all have different circumstances. Even though we may feel that we run into similar experiences, the outcome will vary. We may wonder why one person has a different result to similar life experiences… and sometimes one may have a “better” result than you, and we can feel that life is unfair.
But this is not true. Life isn’t necessarily unfair; it is just really freaking hard! And every individual’s life has its own plan. Plan that we have no idea what will happen. What is important is several factors that make our life rewarding or make it a struggle.
First is having a trust in God. Whatever, good or bad that happens in life, we must trust in God to be with us. God is with us when we struggle and is there is hold us in His loving arms and God is with us when we are in joy, celebrating with us when life is beautiful.
Secondly, when life does give us lemons, our attitude, our self-esteem, our actions, our steadfastness, and resilience is going to matter. What we do when our backs are pushed against the wall is going to matter. It is so important that we stay strong, mature, and never give up.
Life isn’t unfair, its hard, and that is why God must be our foundation. Our trust in God helps give us peace when life throws us curve balls. Remember never to compare your life with anyone else, because everyone is different and every life has isn’t own path to success. And it is God that is influencing and guiding us to our rightful path.
Hey this is Rev. Brian Choi's random thought throughout my week. Most of this stuff, will probably be about family, church, fishing, music, movies, food, whatever I think of, hopefully it will have some sort of theological reflection (maybe).