SPONSOR: www.linkedin.com/in/jimdascenzo/ Heb 4:12 The word of God is living and effective, able to discern reflections and thoughts of the heart.
Oscar Wilde is credited with having coined the phrase. It might have been him; he was quite a clever wordsmith, that one. Coincidentally, his birthday is tomorrow. Just an aside.
Either way, "No good deed goes unpunished" is quite the loaded little phrase, no?
Some people think it's an idiom. Others feel it could be a hyperbole. Still others believe it to be sarcasm or satire.
If you know a little about Wilde, he might have been going for the latter most. Either way.
Sadly, on many occasions, I have found it to be simply factual. Sigh.
Isn't it just the harshest when you're trying to do someone a solid and they, in turn, liquefy you? What in the???
Yeah; happened to me just the other day.
I thought I was doing a favor for a human I really like only to find out the bow I wrapped it in had morphed into the kind with arrows as accompaniment.
And they were all aimed at my head...which had no apples atop, you dig? More sighing.
Sure, it's not the first time my consideration backfired on me like a catalytic converter on crack. Hmpf.
But you know what? It won't be the last, either. Because I'd rather wind up disappointed and downtrodden than to not do the right thing.
I'm a sucker for the other earth-dwellers, what can I say?
So, I'll keep shooting for the moon...as I shop for an astronaut suit online. Those are fire-resistant, right?
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