Friday, January 05, 2007

"I hate... so much about the things that you choose to be."

Name that quote who said it and who it was said TO (don't correct my grammar - I haven't eaten dinner yet). Winner gets a Tofutti Cutie.

My dad used to say something in the general arena of, "Church ministry wouldn't be so hard if it weren't for all the stinkin' people." That's not an exact quote, and it was more of a mantra ... growing up in the glass house. We all knew what it meant. I think it goes for life in general. People are great. People are interesting .... but people can be really, really difficult ... hurtful .... stubborn ... you choose your favorite word.

Some days I have to take a step back. I have to think of the times that I've been a jerk - or selfish - or hurtful ... ya' know: a people! It doesn't mean that you pretend not to be hurt, offended, disgusted, bewildered, etc. However, it does take you back down to where you can see the person as a person. Just another person. Bad choices and all. And there's hope. There's always hope - as long as they're breathing.

So, you take that step back. You can hurt FOR them. You can want good things for them, starting with them turning the bad into good. When I do that, I can see the full potential in them, even if they never see it in themselves.

Just walking around and functioning sure would be a lot easier without all these stinkin' people. But, boy howdy, it'd be terribly boring.

3 comments:

Mama Chaos said...

Michael said it to Toby in The Office.

Now pay up!

Ok, ok, so I had to use Google to find that out. Cheaters never win. But it is a good quote.

Christine said...

Oh, you SO cheated!!! You're going to have some Office fanatic show up at your door and beat you over the head with a Dwight bobble head (and when I do, I'll bring our laser gun with me! heh! heh!)

Shame!

Speaking of embarassing TV addictions ... are you a Friends fan? We got the Scene It Friends Edition for Christmas. Michael and I are total addicts, but are trying to find some other people who would appreciate/enjoy the game. If you don't watch it - a lot - it's just not as much fun.

Mama Chaos said...

LOL I know, I'm bad. I used to be a friends addict, but after seeing the reruns a few dozen times it got old. I don't know if I'd still remember enough.

We were thinking of buying a Trivial Pursuit game we saw last week that was Men vs. Women. If I sweet talking Michael into buying it you'll have to play with us, because everyone else we know is single or divorced. LOL