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GRATEFUL GIRL'S THOUGHT FOR THE DAY
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It's funny much time and energy we humans waste on things of absolutely no significance. Think about how often we get angry over --well nothing, such as:
-Being passed in traffic. This makes sense, right? Because if that '14 La Sabre hadn't cut you off--what? You'd have won the Daytona 500? #WTH
-Missing out on a parking space. Especially in department store lots around the holidays, the humans are particularly evil about sharing parking slots with one another and will even offer sacrifices from their own circles of friends/family as living spot holders. #GetAGripPeople
-Having to wait on hold for any particular reason. Yes, yes, because you are the single, solitary human on the face of God's earth that has to hold to speak to a Verizon representative, now aren't you? The rest of us just get patched through immediately...sometimes sooner! #PeopleAreRidiculous
When it all comes down to it; much of what we lament as problematic is not only no big deal, but also laughable in many instances. Take last night, for instance.
I'd reserved a rather large space in a lovely local Italian restaurant (like about a fourth of it) for a gathering of friends -- but due to bad weather and apparently some other unforeseen circumstances, only 11 (not 30) of us were able to make it.
Sheepishly, I approached our waitress to apologize for having forced the set-up of two extra tables and a spare both for no apparent reason. I offered to clear away the clean dishes and glasses of lemon-dotted water myself. "I'm so sorry..." I whined.
"Honey, I just spent the day at the Cleveland Clinic while my girlfriend underwent cancer treatment. This is NOT a problem...believe me," she said in a very Dahli Lama manner beneath a wide, warm smile. "Everyone should have to go there once to really appreciate life. You walk away not worrying about things that don't matter."
Amen, sister. Please feel free to snag my parking space any time.
#LifeIsPrecious #Perspective #DontSweattheSmallStuff
Ps 105:16-17, 18-19, 20-21 R. (5a) Remember the marvels the Lord has done. When the LORD called down a famine on the land and ruined the crop that sustained them, He sent a man before them, Joseph, sold as a slave. R. Remember the marvels the Lord has done. They had weighed him down with fetters, and he was bound with chains, Till his prediction came to pass and the word of the LORD proved him true. The king sent and released him, the ruler of the peoples set him free. He made him lord of his house and ruler of all his possessions.Verse Before the Gospel Jn 3:16 God so loved the world that he gave his only-begotten Son; so that everyone who believes in him might have eternal life. Gospel Mt 21: 45-46 Jesus said to the chief priests and the elders of the people: ..."Did you never read in the scriptures: 'The stone that the builders rejected has become the cornerstone; by the Lord has this been done, and it is wonderful in our eyes?' Therefore, I say to you, the Kingdom of God will be taken away from you and given to a people that will produce its fruit."When the chief priests and the Pharisees heard his parables, they knew that he was speaking about them. And although they were attempting to arrest him, they feared the crowds, for they regarded him as a prophet.