Perhaps this is why bad things happen to good people

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We all experience both calm and stormy seas. No one is immune.


Attitude and spirit are interconnected. We know this. Our physical health is directly proportional to our self-worth, and our obligation to set an example, not be a warning. Feel compelled to share this comment from three moths ago…

A comment from Bob Stewart July 23…

You are right, though. People assume that those with the best attitudes are the ones where their lives are “in order” without a problem against them. Instead, those are the ones who handle the same problems others have differently. The focus isn’t on the problems, but on the outcomes.

I am reminded of a pastor when I was little that spoke at our church. This elderly minister who had seen a lot in his lifetime, stated (paraphrasing), “In response to why bad things happen to good people, I believe God allows circumstances to occur to both the believer and the non-believer so the world can see the difference in their responses to the circumstances.”

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Retired Disney Institute Keynote Speaker and Prolific Blogger. Five daily, differently-themed personal blogs (about life's 5 big choices) on five interconnected sites.


  1. Bob’s comment is the exact answer I was searching for to answer that very question posed by one of my students.
    Thank you and blessings to you both.

  2. Patty, reading these five blogs is like getting five cracker jack prizes and opening them up everyday.

    Not everyone makes us go , Wow!

    But many of them do and that makes all the others worth the effort.

  3. Patty – I am so glad something written nearly 4 months ago came back up for the right time. God has a way of timing things. 🙂

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