Thursday, May 13, 2010

2 rants

Automotive Atrocities -- click here!

todAAy i AAm grAAteful & thAAnkful

that I am blessed and lucky. You are too. Much too often, I hear or read people say that they have more than they deserve. I don't think this way. I believe that we humans deserve to feel good and to enjoy life. Many of us, however, choose to behave in ways that take away those opportunities. Then when good times come along, we feel underserving. Balderdash!

that I removed the word "hate" from my vocabulary. I hear people talk about hating God, about hating politicians, about hating BP, etc... All that hatred seems so negative and takes sooooooooo much energy. For no reason other than to fuel resentments.
I might not like what I may perceive that God has put before me, about the behavior of politicians or what the current oil spill is doing to the environment. But I don't hate anyone or anything.

I have learned through bitter experience the one supreme lesson: to conserve my anger, and as heat conserved is transmitted into energy, even so our anger controlled can be transmitted into a power that can move the world.
- Mahatma Gandhi


Pam said...

I love to read the word Balderdash!
at 5:20 in the morning.

Syd said...

I deserve to be happy and I don't hate anyone. It isn't a word that I use. Thanks for writing this today. Have you played Balderdash? It is an awesome game.

Garykfc said...

Thank you Dave, I am Grateful for everything I have and I don't think it's over the top. I agree heat should be deleted from everyone's way of thinking. It's just another way of pointing the finger at others.

Scott W said...

One of the saddest things I hear in the rooms is that someone doesn't deserve their sobriety. Would any parent not want for their child to be happy, unconditionally? We were given the greatest gift--the gift of creation. With that we can create healthy thoughts or thoughts that keep us trapped. I choose to enjoy my happiness.

Mary Christine said...

Hey, one of my sponsees owns one of those atrocities! And you have seen it! And I think it is kind of cool.

Some times I feel kind of strongly about things, but I think our creator does not want us to hate, because he loves. He is willing to help me out with that - and for that, I am truly grateful.