Mixed Blessings

Life is full of mixed blessings…

Children make us so happy
But oft these bundles of joy
End up giving us trouble
Thus becoming a mixed blessing!

A new house can be so delightful
But once we are settled-in
It demands a price in upkeep
Thus becoming a mixed blessing!

A new car is so pleasurable
But once enjoyed and driven
It requires constant maintenance
Thus becoming a mixed blessing!

All human relationships
Are so wonderful and joyful
But they require constant nurturing
Thus becoming a mixed blessing!

A rose smells so sweet
It’s perfume so heavenly
But its thorny stems make it
A mixed blessing!

A pet is wonderful to hold n cuddle
Yet in this time constrained life
It too requires constant caring
Thus becoming a mixed blessing!
The pure driven snow looks pretty
A snowball fight is so refreshing
Yet once the cold hits the bones
It becomes a mixed blessing!

All the seasons are great to experience, yet
Spring brings rain n heat, summer allergies n storms
Fall and winter usher in the cold
Thus becoming a mixed blessing!

No matter what we perceive
No matter what we experience
No matter what is involved
Life always comes full circle

Pleasure and pain are two sides of the same coin
Heads or tails- one follows the other invariably
Even though the sequence may differ
Reinforcing that life is a mixed bag of blessings!!
“Some people are always grumbling that roses have thorns;
I am thankful that thorns have roses.”
Alphonse Karr, Reader’s Digest/quotable quotes

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