The image above is a picture that the hubble telescope (now new and improved) has taken of the Sombrero Galaxy.
Each one of the lights in this image is either a Star which in turn could have a solar system rotating around it. Or it could be a galaxy like the sombrero galaxy pictured above that contains millions upon millions of solar systems.
The universe is vast… and expanding. The earth will be destroyed in a few million years… in the far future too far for me to care. In reality I’m still amazed that I can check my email from my phone. I think of the future my daughter will see. Will it have profound technological jumps. Will she ever have to worry about cavities or her kids having crocked teeth.
Will you ever get over your OCD like neuroses (probably miss-pelt) of how there is a spot in the garden that doesn’t have grass grow in it… and why it won’t fix itself.
To each and everyone of us… the world is seen through their perspective. The galaxies and all that God has created rotate around them.
Me included. I care not about events… if they don’t effect me. I don’t move until I or my own are threatened.
The conference I went to in Vienna was about the treatment of people with Schizophrenia. The medications they use are all called atypical (they don’t know how they work… but they do) and its not enough for them to reintegrate into society just be taking a drug. It is a long process of healing mind, body and soul.
I know a friend of a friend who was inflicted with severe OCD … obsessive compulsive disorder… he isolated himself from the rest of the world. He shunned human contact. He’s slowly getting better… and we recently introduced him to the internet…. he’s spent the last 10 years in isolation.
How we deal with loss and how we deal with gain is a window into who we are on the inside. Do we thank God for that which he has bestowed on us or do we become self rightous and ignore even the feeling of thankfulness for what he has given us. Do we show grace under pressure or do we shake our fists at heaven like that will somehow bring back what we have lost.
I ask you oh community of Voice Over Professionals. Be thankful. God has given you the gift of voice… a gift he has kept from many others from our kind. He has given you a source of income that others only dream of having. When a producer decides to chose you for a job… it could be for the strangeness of your name … or for a quality in your voice that reminds the producer of her favorite teacher… or her most feared villian (depending on the job).
All these possibilities were put into play and ultimately you were chosen for this job which tens … if not hundreds of people… were considered for.
You got it because God wanted you to get it… Be thankful.
Be thankful for his gift… and what your gift has allowed you to have.
Be thankful for your family… and the time you have left with them.
Be thankful and act upon this thanks by being a better person. Be thankful by showing appreciation and forgiveness when you have the ability.
Be thankful… but when you forget… look up to the stars and think… to him who created the universe and all that is in it…
I give thanks