6.08.2009

the bigger picture......

How many of us know of a house that looks like this? It may not be in our neighborhood, but we've seen it and wonder "who" could live like that? Are they happy? Are they working?....... ..And then you wonder if the people that live in this house are happy with it, and do they "really" want a house like this........









Now, of course we assume that the people living here MUST be happy and content with what they have! How could they NOT be happy? Or do they want a house like....this....




or this house? Beautiful.....or better yet.....




this house......i mean....this is what we strive for, what people want right? The grand house, the "image" of it must
be perfect inside? Am I wrong?





........Then there is this family, who's homeless, living out of their car. And do you know what they want? .......All that they want? ........All they want is something like........








....this. All they want is a home.
Sometimes we need to step back and take things into perspective......

{this is a re-post from October...but i thought we could all use a reminder every once in a while that life is not that great for a lot of people}.......

xo

oh..and on a much lighter note....my friends Allegra and Emily at Frenchie and Flea are having a little giveaway.....
..and i have over 400 pictures to go thru from my weekend trip.......
till tomorrow....









54 comments:

Julie said...

Perspective is a funny thing isn't it... Different for everyone. Thanks for the reminder to be grateful for what I have.

And double check your link to frenchie and flea.

Hope you enjoyed your trip. Glad your home safe. :)

xo

Federica said...

This post makes me think...how lucky I am...

Have a great monday!

The Sobbing Settee ... said...

My feet are again on solid ground ... Thanks! ... just what I needed. Who am I to whine about the horrid colour on my living room walls when there are people who do not even have one.

Many regards from Holland!

Just be happy! said...

Have a great week Kasey!

Rue said...

I think a reminder is what everyone needs once in a while too.

Welcome home!

xoxo,
rue

Suzann @ Lavender and Roses said...

Thank you for the reminder.

La Table De Nana said...

It stuck me as "inoubliable" unforgettable..last time..Not one minute less this time.
Thank you.

paige said...

so very true my friend

hope you had a fabulous trip & can't wait to hear more
xo

Flax and spindle said...

awesome post... just awesome

southerninspiration said...

Perspective does change your perspective doesn't it???

suzanne

truly blessed said...

thanks for the reality check.
I was popping over here hoping for pics and fun stories from your trip and got a completely different post.
Thanks for keepin' it real.

Brandie said...

It's always good to remember that. Sometimes we loose a little perspective on our situations and forget how truly blessed we are.

Laura Ingalls Gunn said...

There are times when visiting blogs I become...disatisfied... with my home. Thank you so very much for a heartening message that keeps a focus on what truly matters.

Blessings to you!

Lissa said...

We can all use a little more contentment. I LOVED meeting you! You are too fun! and even better in person! Glad you're home safe! xoxo

Kristin said...

All I can say is WOW! I am wordless, humbled and grateful.

Farmgirl Paints said...

You are so right...as I sit on my comfy chair, typing on my nice computer. We have everything to be thankful for and yet we take so much for granted. Great post!

Can't wait to see your pics.

marty39 said...

That really does bring us back to the reality of the times. I think our country and a lot of people really need our prayers and help right now. Hugs, Marty

Melaine Thompson said...

HEY YOU! HAD A GREAT TIME! ADD ME BACK TO YOUR FAVE BLOG LIST, WILL YA, I'M FEELING A BIT HEARTBROKEN! :) MELAINE

Julia said...

What a powerful post! Thank you for the perspective, it was beautifully put. I hope you had a wonderful weekend!

Wendy @ The Shabby Nest said...

Yeah, thanks for the reminder.

Glitter and Bliss said...

What a wonderful post!! Wow!! Yep... I'm one lucky girl. I feel so sad for the others that struggle though.

Sarah said...

Very well said! Great perspective! Thanks for sharing! Perspective is something to definitely get and reassess often!

Simply Me Art said...

Amen, I'm sure we could all use a little reminder.

Chablis said...

400 pictures!? I can't wait to see.

Thanks for the reminder...I need those a LOT! Though, I get them often with my husband and the things he has to do at work. The nights he comes home and tells me about the women he helped who are getting abused by their husbands, or rescues a little girl from being abused, I can't help but feel overwhelmed with the wonderfulness that fills my life.

Have a lOvElY day!

Anne Marie said...

completely why we should never complain....and always do for others....
that picture of the family in the car is heartbreaking.

Laura said...

good to be reminded.

Simone said...

Brilliant post....very well written.
Simone :)

lejardengirl said...

its not so much of the physical world we want...it's just having peace inside...perfect post kasey..thanks

Tara said...

I love this post!! LOVE IT! and what do you mean no pics this morning, I mean you did get in at midnight, that gives you enough time to go through some photos, right?? :) love ya! it was so nice to finally meet you, although I felt like we were old friends...! :)

Janelle said...

We are blessed and it is humbling to think that the little shack is someone's dream...just to have shelter. I am much more thankful today. Thank you.

Marie said...

Oh my...thank you, thank you for this great reminder in my day today. I am ever so thankful for what I have been blessed with - a beautiful family, healthy happy children, loving husband, and a nice roof over my head. Praise God.

Blessings,
Marie
http://emmacallsmemama.com

Kurstin said...

Oh that is a great reminder! we need those every now and then i think. Loved this cute lil post.


oh and I am so happy for you!! I received my issue of country living in the mail & there was kasey!!!! How awesome was it to read your story!


-k

♥Aubrey said...

You got me thinking...thanks for reminding all of us :)
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C Maisy said...

Amen, sister, Amen!
xoxoxo

Backyard Candle Co. said...

As I sit in my brother in-law's GORGEOUS home in PA., I drool, and find myself becoming jealous and nitpicking my house or how I want better and more. This is a beautiful reminder to me and very much needed to hear it today! Thank you Kasey! Welcome home!

littlebyrd said...

You are right on - great message.
400 photos? I only got 249 and had my camera at Chaps! I can't wait to see what you captured. I have some goodies!!

Tracy is ... Loving Pretty Things said...

love this. so perfect. such a great post to 'come back to' - thank you for the reminder of being content and grateful for where we are today.

missed you while you were gone, can't wait to see more shots of what I could have been doing! sigh....someday I hope to meet you!

xoxo

white flower design said...

this certainly does put things in perspective. I guess my day wasn't that bad after all. Thanks for the post, Lori

Pretty Little World said...

This is a lovely post. Trying to just be content is really difficult for me -- I feel like I'm always chasing after something "better," when in actuality, I have it pretty good.

Thanks for the reminder to appreciate what we have and to look at things a bit differently sometimes!

koralee said...

wow...makes me take a step back and be thankful for all the blessings i have!! Great Post!

tracey said...

So true my friend. Great post. It was so nice to see you today! Halena can't stop asking me questions about "shopkeeping," seems she's quite smitten with you too:)
T

Jennifer Poppy said...

Great reminder...thanks!!!

Jill Elaine said...

A post to make you stop and think... and realize we need to be more satisfied with what we have.
I saw you were in Country Living! Had to hop over and leave you a comment about it!
{I'm a friend of Kara's so I know about you through her!}
Congrats!
Jill

Ms. K @ Write On Thyme said...

Thanks for that reminder! And perspective.
Kirsten

Carolyne said...

That is an interesting and thoughtful perspective...and so applicable these days. It seems to really be dependent on just where a person wants to take their lives. Makes me glad I live in America...I can choose how I want to live, but also make it happen.

Kris said...

Thanks for reminding us to all be thankful for what we have and NOT to judge others for what they do not have.

Kris

Angie said...

I have had those same thoughts and realized that if we have running water and indoor plumbing - we are rich!

down and out chic said...

i've worked in the third world countries and rich areas of the u.s. and i can tell you right now that a persons joy is not measured by the size of their home. thank you for a post that help me remember that.

Brooke Ahana said...

beyond poignant - thank you for this Kasey.

I loved meeting you last weekend and am still sifting through my many, many photos too. I can't believe how the girls have done so many lovely posts already - I'm struggling just to get my laundry done, clean house and comb the snarles and dread-locks out of my dog! We're off for a long weekend in Wisconsin tomorrow night!

paperhill said...

you're right, it's a good reminder of thankful we should all be for what we have. xo

allie~millie designs said...

Thank you for this reminder. It's just as humbling to see/read this the second time around...
I need to remember that I am so blessed...
Ginnie

paula said...

very powerful. Thanks for sharing this. Makes one think about how blessed I really am.

Tracey said...

Thanks for this reminder! My family and I live in a small 2-bdrm townhouse, and oh how I long for even a little cottage. But some folks don't even have that. I need to remember that!

Elisa1 said...

Love your blog...thanks for the reminder, how blessed we are. Have a great day.