GRATEFUL GIRL'S THOUGHT FOR THE DAY
Have you ever watched a couple walking down the street and thought, "Boy, those two just don't seem to go together."
Or maybe you've witnessed two besties in a social setting and observed, "They are nothing alike; how on earth did they even become friends in the first place?"
Perhaps you've even seen siblings together and pondered how, if these two people were reared in the same household by the same caregivers, they could be so polar opposite from one another?
Of course you have, we all have because it happens all the time. And, at least from my humble perspective, there are some core reasons it does.
1. Opposites attract. They just do. It's been that way for millions of years; don't try to understand or fight it, okay? Sometimes we are drawn to folks whose characteristics differ from our own because we find them interesting, amusing, entertaining or even something to be admired. #whycantibemorelikeher
2. DNA isn't magic pixie dust duplicating mannerisms, ideas, attitudes, opinions or feelings. Even identical twins can be very different from one another. God made us all unique, yo. #differentstrokesfordifferentfolks
3. Opposites detract. In contrast to the first rule, sometimes we are turned off or offended by, averse to or just dislike someone's behavior so much, that we choose to conduct ourselves in a manner that is decidedly different. It happens. #notmystyle
The bottom line is this; embracing what makes us different is not only wise, it's super fun. Because how boring would life be if we all looked, acted, dressed, spoke and thought the same thing, all the time? HO HUM...zzzzzz, am I right?
Don't judge someone just because he/she is different from his/her spouse, brother, or best pal ... or you.
Variety is the spice of life and acceptance, tolerance and peace -- well those are the perfect glass of wine to complement that spice, capisce? #peace
1 Is 11:1-10 On that day, A shoot shall sprout from the stump of Jesse, and from his roots a bud shall blossom. The Spirit of the LORD shall rest upon him: a Spirit of wisdom and of understanding, A Spirit of counsel and of strength, a Spirit of knowledge and of fear of the LORD, and his delight shall be the fear of the LORD. Not by appearance shall he judge, nor by hearsay shall he decide, But he shall judge the poor with justice, and decide aright for the land's afflicted. . . Justice shall be the band around his waist, and faithfulness a belt upon his hips. Then the wolf shall be a guest of the lamb, and the leopard shall lie down with the kid; The calf and the young lion shall browse together, with a little child to guide them. The cow and the bear shall be neighbors . . .The baby shall play by the cobra's den, and the child lay his hand on the adder's lair. There shall be no harm or ruin on all my holy mountain; for the earth shall be filled with knowledge of the LORD, as water covers the sea. .."