Friday, January 11, 2008

How Lucky I Am

We've had a bit of bad news today. A little reversal of fortune if you will. So there is a certain amount of stress around here.

But my daughter started thinking of a song they sang in their Kids in the Park production of Pinocchio two years ago. The song is actually from Seussical the Musical and it's called "How Lucky You Are"

And the verse we sang to each other (and then put the CD in so we could hear the whole song)

Why decry a cloudy sky
An empty purse
A crazy universe?
My philosophy is simply

Things could be worse.

Here's a clip of the song from a school production:

So. Bad news. But, there is a lot of good in our lives and I'm going to make sure I focus on that. We have great kids, a great extended family, we have a strong marriage and a strong faith. We wish things could be easier sometimes - but - hey "things could be worse".


Becky said...

Lucky indeed! That's a very level-headed daughter you have. I'm sorry to hear about the bad news, but glad to know that the not-so-simple, not-so-ordinary family has a very good recipe for turning lemons into lemonade :)

Christine M said...

I am very lucky to have such a level-headed daughter. -- (of course she's not level headed all the time - she just turned 11, the craziness goes with the territory.)

Kelly said...

Oh, no! I'm sorry you've had some bad news, Chris. But your daughter is awesome. Kudos to her.