Living Life in a Fish Bowl!

Gloria’s take on life.

turtle on a post

Today I am feeling kind of like this post turtle.  Oh not the way the story has been circulating in e-mail.  President Obama has taken a bit a guff with this poor little creature.   I know there are times that I would much rather not live in a fishbowl.  I am sure that Obama’s family feels the same way and even more so.     It is easy to second guess people or pass judgment when you are not walking in their shoes.

 I digress, getting back to this post turtle, life can sometimes feel like I have been placed right smack in the middle of a situation that causes me to look around and ask, “Um, what now?”     “How did I get here?”   “Who is to blame?” “What should I do?  No matter what I do, this is going to hurt.  Maybe if I just tuck my head in, the problem will go away.  Nope, that didn’t work.  Now what?”

Sometimes there just aren’t any easy answers.  In some things I just have to go on faith.   God is very much aware of what is going on.    To forget that is to have all joy and peace disappear.

As I found myself getting aggravated today I stopped and thought of this post turtle.  Getting aggravated is not going to solve anything.  It won’t get the turtle off the post.  It won’t change the situations I am in.  It won’t  help with figuring out what to do with mom.  It won’t cause  our check to double.  It won’t help me lose weight.   It won’t make it so the kids can come home.  No, getting aggravated will not help.

So while I sit on the post – I will trust.  While I find myself dealing with financial issues and budgets – I will trust.  While I seem to be getting nowhere  – I will trust.  For I know that someday God will remove this fence post and I will be stronger because of it.

til next time


February 28, 2010 - Posted by | living in a fish bowl, relationships, spiritual reflections | , , , , , , , , , , ,


  1. I hope whoever took the picture did not leave the turtle there to bake in the sun. I am quite sure that God will not leave us on the post.

    Comment by Pastor Curt | March 1, 2010 | Reply

  2. Gloria, I just found you and I LOVE the post! I felt just this way during a marriage counseling session yesterday. Nice to “meet” you! Come see me too! 🙂 Us PWs must stick together!

    Comment by Sarah | March 3, 2010 | Reply

    • Sarah thanks for stopping by — it is nice to ‘meet’ another PW!! I jumped over to your blog and I will be back again – maybe next time I will have time to comment.

      It is an adventure – one just never knows what the day will bring!!! What a privilege and a challenge – all wrapped up in being a PW!

      Comment by Gloria | March 3, 2010 | Reply

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