WOW!!! “THIS” post just got huge. I mean Huge. REALLY HUGE!!! Come along, folks as I try to make sense of a “little” thing that took on a life of its own, thereby becoming something completely different… EVEN though “IT” (the situation) was, technically, THE SAME. WHAT??? Yep, “IT” was technically, “THE SAME,” but yet it became something “DIFFERENT”. I invite you to come along, folks. We’re taking another trip to Jill’s World. Ready??? Here we go…
So when is it okay for someone’s kindness or generosity to become “EXPECTED”??? A “GIVEN”… to the point at which it becomes “TAKEN”… for granted??? And then demanded??? Hhhmmm… is it “OKAY” to carry on as if someone were being “kind”… without their consent or awareness??? Taking something without first asking… even if you feel certain the person would willingly “GIVE” you what you want??? When do we, as people, believe it is okay to “count-on” a teammate’s generosity and kindness by simply continuing to “TAKE,” but no longer feeling a need to “ASK”… before taking. Hhhmmm… Please think about that, folks.
LIFE… IS DIFFICULT!!! For everybody. Everywhere. “GIVING” can be something an individual does with PRIDE. IT ALL CHANGES, however, when that act of kindness in one’s “GIVING” becomes an expectation of others that results in the selfish act of “TAKING”… WITHOUT ASKING. In other words, THEY quit appreciating. THEY start expecting. THEY quit asking. THEY begin taking. And then what??? THEY will, undoubtedly, start demanding “MORE”… for themselves. “VICIOUS CYCLE,” huh???
Ask not what OTHERS [your country] can do for “YOU”, but what “YOU” can do for others[your country]. JFK, may you R.I.P. Amen.
NEVER stop appreciating, folks. It’s a VERY ugly characteristic… called “SELFISHNESS”. (Oh, I believe there is a previous post… way back there… somewhere… regarding “SELFISHNESS”. I do hope you have seen it… SOMEWHERE… back there… in among the previous posts… somewhe… (Pppsssttt… that last word is supposed to be “fading-away”…) 😉
HAVE A BLESSED DAY. (Yep, I’m thinking about “Chick-Fil-A”)
GOD IS GOOD… ALL THE TIME. ALL THE TIME… GOD IS GOOD.
Give the BEST of yourself for “JUST” today… “EVERY” day.
P.H.P., folks. People Helping People.
GO TEAM!!! WE’RE ALL IN THIS TOGETHER!!!
ALL GLORY BE TO GOD!!! AMEN.