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When I was first introduced to the world of texting, it took me a while to figure out what SMH meant. Okay fine, I didn't figure it out, my niece told me. #ThanksKel
Anyway, for those of you who are dinosaurs like me and may not immediately understand the acronym, SMH stands for "Shaking My Head."
Typically, it is used to express dismay, disgust or complete confusion over some ridiculous text or act or message. And lately, I feel like a walking, breathing acronym for SMH.
In fact, I think I'm personification of it; or maybe the emoji for "What the Heck?" (See photo above.)
I mean, I know we don't always agree with one another and that healthy differences of opinion are often productive to an end result but...um, people, people, people - why do we feel the need to be downright AWFUL to each other so much of the time?
First of all, the political ads are now in full swing and just about everyone running has something HORRENDOUS to say about his or her opponent. #MakesMeDespiseTheAttacker
Then there was that whole White House Correspondents' dinner "comedian" thing - holy schnikes! I like a good roast as much as the next guy but, um, that was not a roast. That was a forest fire, yo.
I mean, those were some really harsh and personally offensive things being tossed about at some of the top D.C. gals. I thought we were trying to be supportive of each other in the sisterhood these days, no? #RaiseEachOtherUp #DontTearEachOtherDown
And then I even heard some grumbling hurled at my favorite priest yesterday morning, too.
Really, I mean, really? Griping like that to a man of the cloth? #BackOffHimPeople #ThatsMyPadre Sigh.
I'll try this one more time for the cheap seats in the back. All we really have to do here on the third rock is LOVE ONE ANOTHER. That's it. Rule #1.
Let's work on it a bit harder, shall we? #Peace #Understanding #RespectfulDialoguing #StopBeingMeanAlready
Jn 14:21-26 Jesus said to his disciples: "Whoever has my commandments and observes them is the one who loves me. Whoever loves me will be loved by my Father, and I will love him and reveal myself to him." Judas, not the Iscariot, said to him, "Master, then what happened that you will reveal yourself to us and not to the world?" Jesus answered and said to him, "Whoever loves me will keep my word, and my Father will love him, and we will come to him and make our dwelling with him. Whoever does not love me does not keep my words; yet the word you hear is not mine but that of the Father who sent me. "I have told you this while I am with you. The Advocate, the Holy Spirit whom the Father will send in my name -- he will teach you everything and remind you of all that I told you."