Monday, March 2, 2015

Winning the cosmic lottery

With the passing of my father I've been reflecting on growing up in Indiana, my parents, and our history as a family.  My dad was teacher by profession, but he grew up on a dairy farm in the forties and fifties -- I think he was always a farmer at heart. Dad, along with his two brothers and sister, worked on the farm, and the Kimmels enjoyed prosperity and a comfortable lifestyle. I know dad recalled his childhood with great fondness.

And me -- my goodness -- what sort of cosmic lottery did I win? To be born in the United States, to to these parents, to have the advantages I have had -- what planets aligned to bring me here? The only response that makes sense is to have a profound sense of gratitude, and to appreciate  how blessed I am.


  1. What a wise observation. I think many of us born here in the USA take things like that for granted. We have amazing opportunities here and if we are lucky enough to have been brought up in a good, stable family, we are doubly blessed.

    Keeping you and your family in my heart.

  2. I thought this blog was about horses I am new to this and can't figure out how to leave comments. Did this even post?


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