Acutally, I’m usually humbled by a lot of things, but I thought that topic title would catch y’all’s eye. Humble-ness
occurs in different forms. One is being humbled in a sporting event, for example: Georgia being humbled by WVU MOUNTAINEERS
in the Sugar Bowl (sorry Ort and all worthy Gawjians , but I needed to do my victory jig in your end zones.) That type of being humbled is not the most
pleasant experience to the humbled recipient(s). Then, there is the being humbled by the things you once took for granted. Things like your health, your financial status,
your day to day activities, your job and the flow of your life. Those things often seem invincible, impervious to change, even static and boring, until one day
the other shoe falls and suddenly normalcy and security disappear. The once trivial becomes monumental, the clear path turns to arcane and in more colloquial terms
the sh** hits the fan. Being humbled in that manner is daunting, frustrating, and along with many other adjectives, just plain sucks….
Now for the good news. Being humbled can be a beautiful and awesome experience. There’s the humbleness one feels as they gaze over the ocean, the mountains or the Grand Canyon.
How sweet is the humbleness when one hears great wisdom and thought out of a small child or a wizened soul. The humbled feeling of a miraculous event is nothing to be sneezed at either.
I’m experiencing a bittersweet humbleness right now. The humbleness that occurs by the random kindness of others, yet some embarrassment and frustration at being in
a situation that brought forth the bounty of thoughts, prayers and good deeds from others. Again, bittersweet.
Thank you all for your great kindness. Thank you all for the experience.
Thank you for another definition of humble.