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GRATEFUL GIRL'S THOUGHT FOR THE DAY:
I'm not sure who first uttered the phrase "heads will roll" but it seems to have originated in a time when decapitations were all the rage as the primo choice for capital punishment. Yikes.
Then again, it is an idiom also often associated with firings in the workplace after some major problem or blunder has occurred. More yikes.
For those who watch AMC's "The Walking Dead," evil dictator Negan (known for bashing peoples' skulls in) is a real "head roll" kind of leader. And he's not exactly beloved by many ... um, or any, Capisce?
Don't get me wrong, sometimes the metaphorical head roll is warranted. Say, when someone purposely causes harm or damage to another human (or an animal)...or willfully induces chaos and havoc in the office...or family room or wherever. Basically, if there is premeditated and/or malicious intent, I can see where the occasional headroll might be in order. Karma tends to catch up with such misdeeds, though, ya dig? #putgoodoutthere
However, when there's a mini-crisis, an unfortunate slight, an accidental error or just a plain old, honest-to-goodness "oopsie" and the powers that be respond by finger-pointing and demanded head rolls? Um, no thank you, Mr. Pot Stirrer.
As in, please don't be the guy who makes a bad situation worse by fanning fires, inciting riots or calling in the cavalry just because someone handed a colleague an envelope that unintentionally caused her a paper cut, okay?
After all, keeping calm amid tumult can "be the difference between lightning and a harmless lightning bug," as Jimmy Buffet sings in "Fruitcakes."
Besides, when cooler heads prevail, they almost never end up detached and rolling about on the ground, yo... just sayin'.
Mt 4:17-Repent, says the Lord; the Kingdom of heaven is at hand. Gospel Mk 12:28-34-One of the scribes came to Jesus and asked him, "Which is the first of all the commandments?" Jesus replied, "The first is this: Hear, O Israel! The Lord our God is Lord alone! You shall love the Lord your God with all your heart, with all your soul, with all your mind, and with all your strength. The second is this: You shall love your neighbor as yourself. There is no other commandment greater than these..."