Saturday, May 4, 2013

More On Things That Matter

More On Things That Matter

I had so many super wonderful emails and messages on the blog yesterday and I really

was disappointed in the way it turned out.  My brain just wasn't connecting with the subject in the way I wanted it to...But so many talked about the simplicity of it and about reading and saying "WOW...WOW...WOW"  :-)  

So I thought we'd talk just a bit more about that subject today....ONLY because of a Dateline NBC show we saw last night that just knocked the socks right off of me.

It just goes to prove to us that we never know what really goes on behind closed doors. 

On this particular Dateline episode, there were 2 supposedly perfect families and the couples were each so SO in love.  One couple had 2 teenage girls and the other couple was younger and had 4 little kids with another one on the way. 

Dad in couple #1 with the teenage girls...was, I guess, feeling like he was getting a little old at probably 40 or 45  :-/ and he thought his relationship with his wife was getting a little dull and guess what?  He found a younger and more frisky woman....WHAT?  THERE ARE YOUNGER AND MORE FRISKY WOMEN OUT THERE???  Well WHO knew......But fact of the matter was...he was married to a narcissistic little thief with morals as low as his own...but we didn't know she was a thief until the very end of the show.  Anyone watching KNEW she was narcissistic from the beginning because the whole program was about the destruction of 2 marriages involving 7 little kids and she was still laughing and grinning from ear to ear and tossing her hair and making goofy faces...while telling her side of the story and I was thinking..."OH my GOODNESS GRACIOUS...11 lives have been destroyed and she's acting like she's auditioning for the drama queen of some new soap opera"

But any hoodie, dad #1 had an affair...the drama queen he was married to, found out so SHE decided 2 can play that game so she set her sites on some young dad in her new office that had 4 little bitty kids and another one on the way.  Dad #2 was ALSO in a supposed perfect marriage...but he was also narcissistic and beyond help....popping pills and acting like HE was auditioning for the male demon role in this same new soap opera.....What a shame they didn't meet a decade and a half before all these babies were born...because they would have dramatized (and yes I meant DRAMAtized and not TRAUMAtized) each other to death and made a perfect pair in the beginning....

One thing led to another and dad #1 decided even though HIS actions had started this whole ball a rollin'....he didn't want his WIFE seeing someone there was a confrontation...ending with dad #2 dead and dad #1 going to prison for 30 years and mom #1 going to prison for embezzling $30,000 from the first company she worked for....I wasn't that surprised at that part of the storyline at the end of the show...because I was sitting there in the first 5 minutes thinking "WHAT a narcissistic BIMBO"  

But that show last night and many others we have all seen in days and weeks and years past....just go to show us that "there is never a right time to do...the wrong thing"  What is that saying "Be sure you sins will find you out!"  And that's sooooooooooooooo true..... 

Well...we're not going to harp on marriages that fail today or anything else we can't do anything about in other peoples lives...all we can do is take care of our own homes and families and relationships and hope all those around us do the same....But that story last night just infuriated me to no end

What we ARE going to do is end with this little reading I've used in my Encourager Newsletter 2 or 3 times...It packs a super DUPER wallop of a message if you will just read it and take that message to here we go:

Pebble In The Water
Drop a pebble in the water: just a splash, and it's gone;
But there’s half-a-hundred ripples circling on and on and on,
Spreading, spreading from the center, flowing on out to the sea.
And there is no way of telling where the end is going to be.
Drop a pebble in the water: in a minute you forget,
But there’s little waves a-flowing, and there’s ripples circling yet,
And those little waves a-flowing to a great big wave have grown;
You’ve disturbed a mighty river just by dropping in a stone.
Drop an unkind word, or careless: in a minute it is gone;
But there’s half-a-hundred ripples circling on and on and on.
They keep spreading, spreading, spreading from the center as they go,
And there is no way to stop them, once you’ve started them to flow.
Drop an unkind word, or careless: in a minute you forget;
But there’s little waves a-flowing, and there’s ripples circling yet,
And perhaps in some sad heart a mighty wave of tears you’ve stirred,
And disturbed a life twas happy ere you dropped that unkind word.
Drop a word of cheer and kindness: just a flash and it's gone;
But there’s half-a-hundred ripples circling on and on and on,
Bearing hope and joy and comfort on each splashing, dashing wave
Till you wouldn’t believe the volume of the one kind word you gave.
Drop a word of cheer and kindness: in a minute you forget;
But there’s gladness still a-swelling, and there’s joy a circlin' yet,
And you’ve rolled a wave of comfort whose sweet music can be heard
Over miles and miles of water just by dropping one kind word.
- written by James W. Foley

Peace and love from the canyon ... this has been a bird's eye view of the katydid and until next are loved!