Dear Blog…

March 31, 2016

I had an out-of-the-blue angry moment this morning. Getting into the turn lane to make a left I see a truck coming straight towards me with no blinker on, just right in my path. Slamming my brakes I skidded on wet road from last night’s rain back into the inside lane. In those few seconds the face said everything. A  yeah-I-made-you-move-over, self-satisfied look was spread across his mouth immediately revealing great pleasure in his moment’s work. Older looking and bigger than me was code for Attitude. I’ve seen the identical expression albeit in different venues down through the years.

A couple points to remember:

1. You can win the battle (s) and lose the war.

2. The behavior of people has severely elevated to the level of “heartless”, along with more laws passed to protect such; therefore, the saying, “You can’t legislate morality; you have to change the heart first”, is in essence true.

So, to you Mr. Smiley, I say, grin on. Someday you may be crying and blubbering quite earnestly ( in ignorance, of course) asking, how did this happen???? Then again….maybe not. After all, it is God alone who changes the heart. *

Now go be offended at that, will you Mr. Smiley? Even better, go complain to HIM that you’re offended and see where it leads.

*Ezekiel 36:26

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Words and Attitude…

June 7, 2013

Tonight I am reminded of how far removed from polite society this nation has become. I speak of this because people who are considered ‘professionals’ that I deal with on a regular basis continually show me through words and attitude that while the title may be there in the working world, they are in no wise such in the true spirit of the matter. I once heard it said you can say “I love you”, but depending on the attitude (and tone) it can take on a whole new meaning. Forced through gritted teeth will not win a heart. What I am referring to is more on everyday courtesy. Things like “May I help you”, comes out with the attitude of ‘What do you want…Why are you bothering me…I REALLY don’t want to wait on you…’. I know you’ve experienced this as it has become a norm in today’s society. It seems those that hold the power of play these days are forgetting that they themselves at some point may be in a position where they would like kindness and soft speech instead of the sharp choppy retorts they give. A very telling scene, to be sure.