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Things happen. People come and go. Life ain't always fair, but it's always worth living!!!

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Every day, in every corner of the world, STUFF happens. (It would be more accurate to say SH** happens, I do believe!!) Some of is not fair

If you have seen the headlines this week, you have seen some of the unfair things that have happened. Global, national, and local things have happened that have sent families into the depths of despair. Some of them are more horrendous than we care to imagine.

Life is just that way. It just ain't fair. For good or bad, It is part of this journey that we make for the infinitesimal amount of time we are on this planet.

It is not fair that children in every corner of this planet are hungry, fearful, lonely, in need. In need of a tender hug, a kind word, a comfortable bed, a warm or cool shelter, someone to love, someone to love them.

Unwanted, unwelcome pain and sorrow comes into the lives of those innocents, young and old, who have in no way caused such misfortune.

For many there is no time to whine and wail and ask "Why me? This is not fair. What have I done to cause this to happen?"

It really is about choice. Choose to stay immobilized by whatever it is or walk on and embrace each new day as it begins offering wonders beyond compare.

A video that may be life changing for you...please take a few minutes---listen and watch.

So many NOT FAIRS exist

It is not fair that some people have an easy life, financially. They never want for anything. They have more than enough money to meet all of their obligations and then some

It is not fair that living in some parts of a city, the members of the community can go to bed each night feeling reasonably safe while a few miles away, in the same city, families live in fear of drive-by shootings, burglaries, and rape.

It is not fair that a young baby suddenly becomes ill and dies before even having a chance to live.

It is not fair that a young child is diagnosed with leukemia, has to endure years of treatments, and eventually dies despite all efforts to rid the child of this disease.

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Life ain’t fair... but it isn’t fair with everyone ... that makes life fair ...

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Capture the moments and make them count

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It is all about attitude...

It is not fair that a boy at age four is diagnosed with a terminal cancer which steals all of the days of his childhood, day by day.

He never attends public school and never has the real opportunity to form lasting friendships (because he has to stay away from crowds which may cause his health to deteriorate,.)

It is not fair that a young mother becomes ill with a terminal disease, endures years and years of chemo and radiation followed by years and years of clinical trials, only to succumb to the horrid illness that fought so hard to keep at bay.

The blistering reality is that these things do happen. They happen in every family, in every city, in every country around the world.

How individuals choose to confront such devastation is all about attitude.

And, a Little Miracle Came Along.....

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Get on with the living


When my daughter was diagnosed with cancer, several years after my grandson, it was another mountain. We were only part way up the first mountain as we tried to make sense of my grandson's illness, when another seemingly insurmountable mountain appeared..We faced it and looked up and were awed by the enormity of it fearful of what it meant.

But we only were in awe for a moment. Life is too short to wallow in the muck. Too short to question why or moan and complain about how unfair it is. Get on with the living.

Climbing up that mountain, one tiny step at a time, we forged ahead. And forging ahead is what we have done since then and continue to do today.And isn't that just wonderful?? Aren't we such amazing people who can do that?

Yes, it is wonderful--it truly is!!!

No, we are not amazing. We have just chosen to let this be another bump in the road.

We have refused to let it be the end of the road.

And many many others do the very same thing. Confront whatever demon came home to roost on their doorstep and deal with it and move on. We know we are not alone in this journey.

In our family, we do have our moments when we cry just to unleash some of the pain. I guess we cry for the lost days that treatments took away and we cry because one or the other is in pain. But again...we do not stay in that place. No time. No time to waste. Move on. Drinking in the total experience of living every day. Finding every moment of joy we can ...because life is not fair and our days are numbered.

We do not want to miss one minute of this walk trying to second guess the future.

Take a look

Situation
Possible ways to Deal with Them.
court decision
express your concern/make it known you disagree/do all you can to help cause future decisions to be more fair
financial well being
learn a new skill, get specialized training, advertise by word of mouth you need more work
promotions at work
meet with the person in charge of promotions /find out why you were passed over
coworker issue**
confornt the person/it may not change anything but you will have addressed it
 
 
**Coworker has taken your idea, claimed it as their own, and gotten accolades for it.

Find joy every day....even when you know illness is present and it is not fair.

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Making lasting memories

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Do you spend a lot of time dwelling on what is unfair?

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Find a way to change the not fairs if possible.

The list of not fairs is endless. There are not fairs about equal treatment that each of us can bring to the table. There are many others that you can add to the list

Life very simply a journey. Each of us will face that wall that makes us want to say "not fair. This is so not fair!!"

It will come. If it has not come to your life yet, it will. There will be one time when a most difficult wall will suddenly appear and you will give up and give in or you will meet it, confront it, and move on.

If life is not fair what do we do when we feel we have not been treated fairly? What do we do when we think and believe that someone else was treated in a more equitable manner than we are?

Life is about choices. You choose to find a way to make things more equitable if possible when you or someone you know has been treated in an unjust manner and it can be handled through legislation. I do not suggest that we should accept every not fair wall…those walls that we can tear down or climb over…go for it…scale them or bring them down.

In other cases, you go to the boss or supervisor, to try to reach an equitable solution if you seem inequities in your work place .And on and on. Confronting in a civil manner, the source of the situation that is not fair may offer a resolution that will appease every one. Sometimes though, we must resign ourselves to accept and move on. Deal with it and move on.

Find a way to change what you see is unfair...do all you can to make it happen. But, be ready to accept and to move on if the resolution you seek is not forthcoming. Sometimes you may not see the change immediately. Sometimes it comes later. You will know you possibly were the impetus for change. You helped to make something better for those coming after you.

Every day is a gift

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"God, grant me the Serenity to accept
the things I cannot change,
Courage
to change
the things I can, and
Wisdom
to know the
difference".


For those who do not embrace God as their higher power...you still find a way to try to deal with that which is challenging to you.

Accept|| Courage|| Wisdom

There are those walls, those mountains, though that must be met head on and scaled through use of positive energy and positive beliefs.

Begin at the beginning. Can you change whatever has caused you to feel something is not fair? Seriously, objectively evaluate and assess the situation to determine if anything you can do will make a difference in causing the situation to be fair.

If not perhaps you might want to consider the words from the Serenity Prayer (the rest of it is posted on this page)

Accept || Courage || Wisdom

Accept what we cannot change

Courage to change the things we can

And, the Wisdom to know the difference


If we can just breathe long enough to get our heads on straight, these words can in part guide us through some life challenge that we initially feel we just cannot handle. Aaaahhh...the wisdom to know the difference. That is it. Figure it out...can I change it? If not, find that courage that is present within your soul, and move on.

Give yourself time to consider and mull over your challenge...the untimely death of a loved one, the terminal diagnosis of a child, spouse, or friend. Whatever wall, whatever mountain that comes, meet it head on. If you find you cannot change the fact that it exists, the next step is to begin to deal with the new reality and make each minute count.


Just one of the reasons we deal with it and move on

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Just do it

It really is about choosing to get on with living.

One year when I was teaching middle school, the kids were discussing homework. Some hated it, some liked it, some never did it so did not really care. The discussion got rather heated at one point as the debate on who was right progressed.

Finally one young boy said, "Just do it." And all of the kids looked at him and were suddenly quiet. It made so much sense. Just do it...get it done.

And so it goes with feeling, believing, knowing that things are unfair. If you cannot do something about whatever it is, then move on, go forth, do not be stuck in nowhere land, filled with hate and bitterness. Just do it...just get on with embracing every moment of every day.

Drink in the beauty around you

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+++ Positively forward

Form a shield around you and your family. A shield of positive energy that will get you through even your darkest hours. With a wall of positive energy there is no room for the negatives which pull you down and steal the precious moments of your life.

Find what is important in your life. It will put all things in perspective for you. Surround yourself with those that are filled with a positive attitude and positive energy. You do not have to put your head in the sand and pretend that everything is simply marvelous. You can, however, lose the negativity and focus on the ways you can bring about change when it is possible.

If a sense of fairness is that important to you, then the onus is on YOU to find a way to help see that it becomes fair. If we are not part of the solution we are part of the problem is an oft used quote. Perhaps it is because it holds so much truth.

If you are not willing to speak up about what Is unfair, then perhaps you should keep your mouth closed and not whine. I am included in this group too. If I am not willing to try to make a difference, then I should be silent.

Move forward rather than tripping over the yesteryears. Live today, these minutes, that you have.

Life just ain't fair. Know it, tuck it away somewhere, and be willing to accept what you cannot change and change what you can.

Be wise enough to know the difference. Leave behind those chasms of disappointment and anger. Wrap your arms around this new day that you have been given. Stepping forward into each new opportunity to experience what is coming your way.

© 2013 Patricia Scott

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pstraubie48 18 months ago from sunny Florida Author

Rachel How right you are...many families go through exactly what we are. I just happen to find catharsis by writing about our journey.

I am working on a new hub about my lovelies. We are so blessed and count every day as one more miracle...and do not feel put upon or anything by this scourge in our lives.

Angels are on the way to you. I so appreciate your kind words....I hope that what is said can touch the life of another even if in just some small way.

ps


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Rachel L Alba 18 months ago from Every Day Cooking and Baking

Hi Pat, This was a beautiful hub. And, everyone at some time in their life says, "that just isn't fair". I know I have. But, then I realize that this life wasn't meant to be forever. If I have a choice of getting my reward here on earth or in Heaven, I chose Heaven. You sure have your pains in life that don't seem fair. There is cancer in most peoples lives, but your family got struck twice. God bless you. My prayers are with you and your family. I realize this was written 22 months ago, so how are they now? I voted up and awesome. I love reading your hubs.

Blessings to you.


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pstraubie48 22 months ago from sunny Florida Author

No it isn't. But again, DDE, it is all about choosing Choosing to give up and give in, to become cynical, or to have a bitter attitude.

We in my family have chosen the opposite!!

Love live laugh....heard that? That is what we do.

Thank you for visiting. I appreciate every visit.

Angels are on the way to you this morning ps


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DDE 22 months ago from Dubrovnik, Croatia

Life is not fair. I so agree with you. Thank you for reading my hubs. You have shared great experiences.


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pstraubie48 22 months ago from sunny Florida Author

That is so true, Deborah. We need to do what we can too to try to level the playing field and help make the walk for others a better one. thank you for visiting today Angels are on the way to you today ps


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Deborah-Diane 22 months ago from Orange County, California

Great Hub! The sooner we all realize that life is not fair and we have to embrace it anyway, the happier we will be!


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pstraubie48 23 months ago from sunny Florida Author

Hi Oceansnsunsets I love that 'a bad attitude is the only disability" That is spot on

And just let me add, may all of your stones be light ones :D

Many Angels are on the way to you once again ps


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oceansnsunsets 23 months ago from The Midwest, USA

Hi Patricia, what an encouraging hub about life and how to deal with the tougher parts of it. We are all human, and do struggle at our own losses and difficulties, and for me lately, struggle with the inequity we see in so many others lives, around the world. We can't succumb to the being down, side of things. I did like that video, where the ultimate message is that a bad attitude is the only disability. We need to stay encouraged and as you said, make memories, live every day and moment that we have! That is wonderful advice. Thank you or sharing your stories. I wish the best for you and your family also, on their journeys.


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pstraubie48 23 months ago from sunny Florida Author

I do too, Audrey. For many years I wore it on a charm that I had. It just seems to put all things in perspective.

Thanks for stopping by.

Angels are on the way to you and yours this evening ps


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AudreyHowitt 23 months ago from California

I love the Serenity prayer--it sums up so much really and I find it comforting. Really a very useful article on acceptance!


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pstraubie48 23 months ago from sunny Florida Author

Why thank you, Tirelesstraveler. I do believe that. A lot of horrid stuff happens ..that isn't fair...and we just have to pick up the pieces of ourselves and go forth.

Sending you Angels this evening ps


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tirelesstraveler 23 months ago from California

Always see something new when I read your work. Today I saw the sentence ..."life ain't fair, but life isn't fair with everyone, that's what makes it fair." Love it! Blessings and Hugs.


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pstraubie48 23 months ago from sunny Florida Author

You are so right. Never ever is violation of any kind the answer. Who knows what they were thinking...or were they even thinking??? It was heart breaking.

We just have to keep on loving and caring about one another to keep from letting negativity creep in and take over even more than it is trying to already

Angels are winging their way back to you, dear Peggy .

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Peggy W 23 months ago from Houston, Texas

What just happened in Paris is surely not fair. Kids going to bed hungry is not fair. Being stricken with illness is not fair. The list is endless. You have written such a wonderful piece about facing what we have to face with the best possible attitude. That video you inserted is wonderful. "The only disability in life is a bad attitude." There is truth in that statement.

Considering what you have faced in life and continue to face, there are few people who could have expressed this as well. I am glad that I just read this and I wish everyone could do the same. I'll definitely be sharing this far and wide!

Sending angels your way to guide your path.


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pstraubie48 3 years ago from sunny Florida Author

hi thank you for stopping by. You know I believe these words more now probably than I did when I first wrote them!!! Life really is not fair but you live the cards you are dealt or dig a hole and get in them!!!

Angels are on the way and have a lovely day ps


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Maren Morgan M-T 3 years ago from Pennsylvania

Hugs!


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pstraubie48 3 years ago from sunny Florida Author

O, my Linda...that sounds like my family...it keeps things interesting for sure.


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pstraubie48 3 years ago from sunny Florida Author

O, my Linda...that sounds like my family...it keeps things interesting for sure.


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Sunshine625 3 years ago from Orlando, FL

My family is mixed. Noles vs Gators. Makes for an entertaining college football season. Even our 2 year old grand twins are mixed :)


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pstraubie48 3 years ago from sunny Florida Author

Yes I am Linda 17 miles from UF...drive by there almost every time I am in Gainesville which is often. It is rocking and rolling the orange and blue 'round here.

Angels are coming!!! ps


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Sunshine625 3 years ago from Orlando, FL

I didn't know you were in Alachua county! Gator Nation! :)


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pstraubie48 3 years ago from sunny Florida Author

Thanks Sunshine

Thanks for stopping by. Yes, me too, actually. Learning to empathize is a way to understand someone else's struggle for sure. Thank you for your kind words.

Angels are on the way to you right here in Florida..I am your neighbor up in Alachua county.. ps


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Sunshine625 3 years ago from Orlando, FL

A wise friend who passed away from lung cancer 7 months after her husband passed away from prostate cancer once told me...her husband and herself never felt sorry for themselves because there were so many others who had were dealing with so much more sadness in their lives.

That statement was an eye opener for me.

I continue to empathize for others. For you. Be strong.


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pstraubie48 3 years ago from sunny Florida Author

Hi Sheila

I hope you are having a lovely beginning to your weekend. We are about to have rain again....it has rained all summer here in my town. The good news is I have not had to water my plants ...they are happy happy.

And yes we have stuff on our plate, Sheila, but so do many others. And we learn to pick up our feet and move on.

Thank you for visiting today. Angels are on the way ps


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sgbrown 3 years ago from Southern Oklahoma

It is so true that live is not fair. You and your family have gone through so much and yet you have such a good attitude. I guess you have to develop such an attitude to cope, but that is a good thing. I have always said that things happen for a reason, but we may never know why, at least not in our life on earth. Voting this up and awesome! :)


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pstraubie48 3 years ago from sunny Florida Author

You are so right, drbj---tell our loved ones that we love them every chance we get. And don't dwell on the negatives.

So glad to see you this morning. I hope you have a lovely day.

Angels are on the way to you, my Friend. ps


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pstraubie48 3 years ago from sunny Florida Author

You are so right, drbj---tell our loved ones that we love them every chance we get. And don't dwell on the negatives.

So glad to see you this morning. I hope you have a lovely day.

Angels are on the way to you, my Friend. ps


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drbj 3 years ago from south Florida

No, life is certainly not fair, Patricia, and never has been. All the more reason we have to make the most of every day and not forget to tell those we love how much we do love them. Thanks for this pleasant reminder.


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pstraubie48 3 years ago from sunny Florida Author

Good morning tirelesstraveler

Yes, I made those words in humongous letters and hung them on the wall of our classroom. The young boy who had said them had led a troubled life being shifted from one home to another through no fault of his own. And his attitude was phenomenal.

Living it is a great way to muddle through the STUFF that befalls us.

Thank you for stopping by and sharing your story.

Angels are on the way ps


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tirelesstraveler 3 years ago from California

Just "Do it", is the key. My friend has two kids. One day the older boy was fighting with mom about doing his homework. His little brother timed the fight. At the end he said,"For Pete's sake you could have done the homework in the 30 minutes you fought with mom, why didn't you just 'Do it'."


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pstraubie48 3 years ago from sunny Florida Author

Good evening Victoria

It took some wake up moments to get me to the place where I am now. We have learned to weather the storm like so many others. But not just to endure but to live totally and fully and enjoy each other more.

Thank you for stopping by.

Know that Angels are on the way to you and thank you for your kind words ps


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pstraubie48 3 years ago from sunny Florida Author

Good evening Victoria

It took some wake up moments to get me to the place where I am now. We have learned to weather the storm like so many others. But not just to endure but to live totally and fully and enjoy each other more.

Thank you for stopping by.

Know that Angels are on the way to you and thank you for your kind words ps


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Victoria Lynn 3 years ago from Arkansas, USA

You have such a good attitude, particularly considering the unfairness you have had to deal with in your life. You are truly inspirational!


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pstraubie48 3 years ago from sunny Florida Author

You know, Pamela, you are right. All of us have mountains to climb. We may as well go ahead and climb and forget about it...you know. Just do it...move on...that keeps you centered and focused ...at least that is what can been the case with me and mine.

Thanks for those Angels. My girl is having new issues and we keep asking for more Angels .

But we always have more to send to others so they are on the way to you tonight....ps


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pstraubie48 3 years ago from sunny Florida Author

You know, Pamela, you are right. All of us have mountains to climb. We may as well go ahead and climb and forget about it...you know. Just do it...move on...that keeps you centered and focused ...at least that is what can been the case with me and mine.

Thanks for those Angels. My girl is having new issues and we keep asking for more Angels .

But we always have more to send to others so they are on the way to you tonight....ps


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Pamela99 3 years ago from United States

This is such an awesome hub as most of us have our problems if not with outselves, within our familyies. I agree that you live each day to the fullest and enjoy all the positive things that come into our lives. Excellent hub. Sending angels to you.


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pstraubie48 3 years ago from sunny Florida Author

Hi Pearl

Thank you for your kind words. Stuff has happened to us as it does to other families but we have had a choice. Either whine and complain and bemoan our situation or grab onto to each day and get the most out of it...And we have chosen the latter of the two.

So nice of you to stop by today....we are having a rough patch right now so Angels are swirling around. Know that they are on the way to you and yours this evening ps


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pstraubie48 3 years ago from sunny Florida Author

Absolutely, Ms Dora. Even though things are not always fair we are indeed blessed to be a part of all of this wondrous journey.

Thank you for stopping by this evening.

Know that Angels are on the way to visit you today ps


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MsDora 3 years ago from The Caribbean

Thank you, PS for the message that I needed to read and hear this minute. The video is awesome; so thoughtful of you to share. Life isn't fair; but don't we still feel blessed to be a part of it? Cheers!


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grandmapearl 3 years ago from Southern Tier New York State

God's gift to you is your attitude toward life, and all that you have had to endure. And yet, as you say, this happens to so many, everywhere. The unfairness of life creeps in and pulls the rug out from under us all too often. This is an excellent, well-written and heartfelt piece that dares us to 'just do it', just get on with it ;) Pearl

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pstraubie48 3 years ago from sunny Florida Author

Good morning Rose

You know it didn't take me too long to learn this lesson for a number of reasons. And how thankful I am that I learned early on that I should suck it up and move forth.

No one ever told us that our time on the planet would be easy. But we have been given a brain to figure out how to navigate through the STUFF that comes our way that just is not fair...thank goodness for that.

Thank you for stopping by and for your comment. Angels are on the way to you this morning. ps


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pstraubie48 3 years ago from sunny Florida Author

Good morning Rose

You know it didn't take me too long to learn this lesson for a number of reasons. And how thankful I am that I learned early on that I should suck it up and move forth.

No one ever told us that our time on the planet would be easy. But we have been given a brain to figure out how to navigate through the STUFF that comes our way that just is not fair...thank goodness for that.

Thank you for stopping by and for your comment. Angels are on the way to you this morning. ps


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pstraubie48 3 years ago from sunny Florida Author

Hi Kathryn

Life has had a way of teaching me lessons I was not ready to learn and given a choice would never had to. However I am blessed and I know it.

Having to face the hard not fairs brought me to the realization that I should evaluate what I really value and wrap myself around those things.

So glad I have learned that lesson.

Just wish that I could do more to stave off the not fairs for so many others.

Thank you so much for your kind words and for the visit today.

angels are on the way to you this morning ps


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Kathryn Stratford 3 years ago from Manchester, Connecticut

PS,

This is so beautiful, it's moved me close to tears! I love your attitude about it. Deal with it, and move on. Life can be unfair at times, but dwelling on it for too long doesn't improve anything.

Thank you for sharing this inspirational piece with us, and your own personal struggles amongst your family. You are an incredible woman, and I'm so glad I have met you here on HubPages.

Have a great day!

~ Kathryn


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rose-the planner 3 years ago from Toronto, Ontario-Canada

This is an awesome and inspirational article! Yes, life is unfair but what is the point of dwelling on it. The longer you dwell on something the less time you have to accept it, deal with it and make changes. I hope that your grandson and daughter are doing well now. Thank you for sharing your story. God Bless! (Voted Up) -Rose


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pstraubie48 3 years ago from sunny Florida Author

You did Carol and I appreciate it that you came back again...you are a peach.

Nice to see you twice in one day More Angels are on the way ps


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pstraubie48 3 years ago from sunny Florida Author

You did Carol and I appreciate it that you came back again...you are a peach.

Nice to see you twice in one day More Angels are on the way ps


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pstraubie48 3 years ago from sunny Florida Author

Hi Bill

I think I learned this whole get over it thing from my Momma. Although she never said it that way, she lived it. She met the hard issues, acknowledged they existed, and then kept right on living.

And I am thankful for her model. Thank you for your kind words and for your visit. :)

Angels are on the way to you this evening...


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pstraubie48 3 years ago from sunny Florida Author

Hi Bill

I think I learned this whole get over it thing from my Momma. Although she never said it that way, she lived it. She met the hard issues, acknowledged they existed, and then kept right on living.

And I am thankful for her model. Thank you for your kind words and for your visit. :)

Angels are on the way to you this evening...


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pstraubie48 3 years ago from sunny Florida Author

Hi Graham

thanks for visiting today.

Just have to look for the silver lining on the clouds. Life offers up a lot we do not want or choose. But we can choose how we handle it, you know?

I appreciate the votes too.

Angels are on the way to you this morning. ps


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pstraubie48 3 years ago from sunny Florida Author

hi Carol

Yes every day we see what is unfair and we could run and hide or we could deal with it and move on. Not so easy but necessary and the way to survive. Think positive thoughts and move on.

thank you, my Friend, for visiting.

And the Angels are coming to you....ps


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carol7777 3 years ago from Arizona

I thought I commented here.. Wonder what happened. Life ain't fair and that is for sure. SOme people do have it easier, however everyone gets hit at one time or another. Some have more looks, money, smarts etc. and some have angels.


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pstraubie48 3 years ago from sunny Florida Author

So nice to see you stopping by today, Paula. In my years as a teacher and a parent advocate for a school system, I saw so much that was unfair. It caused me to share (anonymously) more and to try to guide those who did not know where to look for help to find it.

Angels are on the way ...and thanks for your kind words. ps


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pstraubie48 3 years ago from sunny Florida Author

Hi Michele

Yes, God is in the house, for sure. Life throws us things we are often not prepared for. Many choose to wade through whatever it is and come out on the other side. Giving up is not a choice.

Thanks for stopping by. Angels are on the way to you this evening ps


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Michele Travis 3 years ago from U.S.A. Ohio

Very good hub. Also true. No, life is not fair, but you do have to deal with it and not give up. God can help you, if you ask for His help.

Voted up.


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fpherj48 3 years ago from Beautiful Upstate New York

pstraubie....I am overcome with emotion. This is an amazing hub. I feel that I can say nothing more profound than what you have given your readers here, today. I thank you. Wishing you Peace. UP+++&Shared


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billybuc 3 years ago from Olympia, WA

I love the loving relationship you have with your family. You are so right with this article....my dad used to tell me if I wanted fair I should go to Puyallup....that's the site of the Western Washington Fair every september....boy did that used to piss me off....but he was right. I needed to learn how to deal with life and make the best of it.

Thanks for the reminder my friend.

Sending hugs and blessings your way

bill


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carol7777 3 years ago from Arizona

I found this daunting.. I am a Libra and I always notice things that are not fair. Life is not fair..so we have to create our own fairness if that is possible. we all have things in life that feel so wrong and often cannot change. I have personal sadness in my life as we all do. Some have more money, some have more opportunities and some have beauty and on and on. You said it so well as always. Voting up and sharing...take good care of those angels.


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old albion 3 years ago from Lancashire. England.

Hi Patricia. A really heartfelt kick at life, well done. Life as you say is in itself so unfair. Yet all around us is the stupidity and inequality of life, that some suffer due to the decisions of others. Well thought out.

voted up and all.

Graham.

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