GRATEFUL GIRL'S THOUGHT FOR THE DAY
There is an episode of “Friends” in which Joey is rehearsing a scene with Phoebe.
As they are running lines, Phoebe gets carried away and ultimately becomes overly impressed with her own acting ability, which is clearly horrible.
Put off by her inflated ego, Joey puts the kibosh on their rehearsal but caught up in the moment, Phoebe keeps “acting,” saying she doesn’t need him or anyone else to make it.
“You’ll see, you’ll all see!” she screams in ridiculously exaggerated fashion.
It’s a funny scene; especially to parents because we all, at one point or another in our lives, use this line on our children.
“Someday, when you’re a parent…YOU’LL SEE.”
Don’t even pretend you haven’t pulled that one out of your back pocket at least once a quarter since your kids were old enough to talk.
We all do it. My parents did it; so did theirs and guess what? #guilty
As we edge toward Thanksgiving, I feel compelled, as a Mom, to give it up to my own parents for everything they’ve done for me over the past 49 years.
I am particularly grateful for the ways they ruined my life. Learn about them on Sunday in my column "Thank You for Ruining My Life: An Open Letter to My Parents."
Ps 119:89, 90, 91, 130, 135, 175 R. (89a) Your word is for ever, O Lord. Your word, O LORD, endures forever; it is firm as the heavens. Through all generations your truth endures; you have established the earth, and it stands firm. According to your ordinances they still stand firm: all things serve you. The revelation of your words sheds light, giving understanding to the simple. Let your countenance shine upon your servant, and teach me your statutes. Let my soul live to praise you, and may your ordinances help me. Alleluia Jn 15:5 R. Alleluia, alleluia. I am the vine, you are the branches, says the Lord: whoever remains in me and I in him will bear much fruit.