Get out of the sorry box...

This is a phrase I only heard once from my grandfather, speaking to me about a situation that I cannot remember now. Just like now, it was a situation that was too insignificant for me to be feeling sorry for myself.  Whenever I am feeling this way, I tell myself to “Get out of the sorry box” because I have so much to be thankful for.

On Saturday I was sitting in my spot, in front of my computer just staring.  I was in the insignificant sorry box. The day was dreary with rain and rapidly falling temperatures. Devastating weather had caused massive destruction in countless places across the United States. Yet I sat in my insignificant sorry box just because things weren’t as I wish they would be for me. I felt ashamed for being in that place.

With my back to the window I felt a glow behind me, calling for me to look. I knew it was a rainbow before I peeped out between the blinds. Perhaps my grandfather sent me a rainbow telling me to “Get out of the sorry box.” I smiled and said, “Thank you.”

“Sorrow looks back, worry looks around, faith looks up.”


Now faith is the substance of things hoped for, the evidence of things not seen. Hebrews 11:1

Here's the thing... This post was "pin" inspired by the following quote that I say to "me & myself" when we need nudging out of the sorry box.