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GRATEFUL GIRL'S THOUGHT FOR THE DAY
Hey there, Little Red Riding Hood...I don't think little big girls should go walking in these spooky old woods alone. Owo!
It was all the way back in 1966 when Sam the Sham and the Pharaohs sang that silly song. Um, where were this girl's parents, BTW? Just wondering. Either way. It was a smash hit record a very long time ago.
So was the Aesop fable about the same small gal all dressed in ruby who walked through the forest to Grandma's house solo. NOTE: This little tale was also published a heck of a lot of years in the past.
Not to mention the original story warning about wolves in sheepskin, which was popularized in a bestseller way back in the days when we first starting calendar counting AD, Capisce? #goodbook
Bottom line is: we all know that there are scammers out there. Con-artists. Frenemies. Dupers extraordinaire.
It can be tough to spot a really good impostor sometimes. Some swindlers are so adept at pretending that they could hoodwink even the best and brightest among us.
Try not to be fooled. Go with your gut and trust your instincts. Surround yourself with people (and join affiliations/organizations) you know are ethical, moral, reputable and trustworthy. If one of them betrays you and reveals him or herself (or their corresponding group) to be a fraud; that's on him or her.
Keep counting on the sure bets in life: faith, family, true friends. And if Grandma's sporting some wicked fangs and dog breath, maybe call 9-1-1 ... from the other side of the woods, yo.
Jn 15:4a, 5b R. Alleluia, alleluia. Remain in me, as I remain in you, says the Lord; whoever remains in me will bear much fruit. Gospel Mt 7:15-20 - Jesus said to his disciples: "Beware of false prophets, who come to you in sheep's clothing, but underneath are ravenous wolves... '" PHOTO: https://pixabay.com/en/girl-red-riding-hood-hood-riding-2152081/