GRATEFUL GIRL'S THOUGHT FOR THE DAY
Have you ever been wrong, I mean, really wrong about someone or something? Sigh.
I mean, we've all misjudged folks or situations (either positively or negatively) based on a first impression. It happens; which is why I always give folks a second shot.
But, I don't just mean giving "How I Met Your Mother" a few episodes worth of viewing before deciding I absolutely LOVED it. No, not that kind of "Shoot, I was wrong about this show at first" mistake.
I'm talking, like 180-degrees opposite from right --- like, epic fail WRONG, you dig? I just found out I was about someone. Sniff. And maybe a little bit Grr.
Either way, I blame society, really. That whole notion of "always trust your first instinct; your gut is never wrong." They've been telling us that since we were little. Hmpf. Well, maybe I'm missing a gene or something but my instinct and gut have failed a few times. Not as a rule, mind you; but occasionally. Which made me start to question some other long-held beliefs, so I did a little digging and found a few myths that are actually NOT AT ALL TRUE...
1. Einstein failed math. FALSE. He failed an entry school exam but never a math class.
2. Never wake a sleepwalker. FALSE. They may be confused for a sec but it won't hurt them and is far better than letting them fall down the stairs, yo.
3. Bats are blind. FALSE. They are known to use sound for locating certain things but are absolutely able to see.
4. Dogs sweat through panting. FALSE. That's how they regulate their breathing but they generally sweat through their paw pads.
5. The Great Wall of China is visible from space. FALSE. Come on, dude, it's space. No wall is THAT great...
All I'm saying is: we are human. Sometimes, we get it wrong, period. So, don't believe that every single first inclination you have toward a person or event or situation is absolutely the right one. In fact, use the word always like it's the good crystal...sparingly and only for special occasions, Capsice? Unless you're talking about the Big Guy, 'cause He's no myth.
But take everything else you see, hear and experience with at least one tiny grain of salt; which is equally good or bad for you whether it came from the sea or the Morton's factory, BTW. You can't always believe what the sea salt people tell you. They want you to buy sea salt. Just sayin'.
Ps 124:1b-3, 4-6, 7-8 R. (8a) Our help is in the name of the Lord. Had not the LORD been with us– let Israel say, had not the LORD been with us– When men rose up against us, then would they have swallowed us alive, When their fury was inflamed against us. Then would the waters have overwhelmed us; The torrent would have swept over us; over us then would have swept the raging waters. Blessed be the LORD, who did not leave us a prey to their teeth. We were rescued like a bird from the fowlers' snare; Broken was the snare, and we were freed. Our help is in the name of the LORD, who made heaven and earth. Alleluia Mt 5:10 Blessed are they who are persecuted for the sake of righteousness, for theirs is the Kingdom of heaven. PHOTO: http://www.mortonsalt.com/