We act as if we are.
I can’t help it if some people (using that term loosely, mind you) act as if they are not. I am not responsible for people who deliberately choose to be less. It isn’t because of me, or because of how I voted, or any other reason than the true one – they CHOSE.
I can’t help that, but I can condemn it, and we as a group can prosecute and punish it, and so we should.
While the rest of us act as if….we ARE…..human BEings.
I am ashamed that I have not cheered you on as I should have done when you were awarded an honor (and I was not).
I admit, my first thought was how will this work, when you are, and I am not? How will it fit, and how will we fit with it?
I did not demonstrate to you (like I think I should have) that I was proud of you for being wanted, at least not as much as I think it deserved, because I was thinking about me, us, and how it all would work out.
I apologize, and please know that I am cheering for you. Congratulations! You deserve it!
Not about cats, who already understand
things that could be and aren’t….yet
are not worthy,
even though prudence (another human thing)
demands planning, storing up –
I refuse, because
sufficient unto this day are its concerns
and tomorrow, Scarlett,
is another day I have not yet been given.
I will love you today
and rest as I need.
I am not the leader of the free world or the enslaved one
and that was never my goal, anyhow.
Today I will love you.
The potential horrors of potential tomorrow
will just have to wait.
Today, I am too busy loving
to worry about what might happen tomorrow.
And anyhow, when tomorrow IS today,
there will still be love to give.
Before I knew you
I made decisions
that can’t be undone
now that I know you.
I would like to be able to give you
what I can’t
because I made sound, logical choices
before I knew you
that I cannot undo.
I can’t regret
but I am sorrow full
over what I cannot do for you
and eternally grateful
that I know you
Where I want to be and how to get there is Future thinking.
Where I am and living it the best I can is Now thinking.
Which is worthier thinking?
Don’t tell me how I should be thinking…..or feeling
Don’t lecture, don’t preach, don’t.
Give me room – stop smothering.
Worry about yourself – there is plenty of fodder there
to keep you plenty busy in your own house.
I’ll be OK, all by myself.
I’ll be OK, and yes, I do want you around –
just not all over me.
It will settle and I will be adult and arrive at the right thing without your guidance
or advice this time.
and let me just be.
will be just fine.
Remember how it felt when Obama was elected the first time in 2008? Remember how you celebrated victory, and what you had to say to those misguided people who were bitterly disappointed? Remember when he was re-elected in 2012, and you were proud and sure of the rightness of the world, feeling vindicated about all you knew to be right and true about America? Remember?
THIS is how it felt to the other side in 2008 and 2012.
Do not put your trust in kings and princes (or presidents). God is every bit as much in control right now as He has ever been. He is able to create a victory out of a horrible mess, and He is working to have things just as they should be, which we often do not see or understand.
Remember when you said to give Obama a chance to prove himself? Ditto.
Remember when you said suck it up, buttercup, you lost, now let’s move forward to get some serious, much-needed work done for the country? Ditto.
Remember when you said to respect the American process, and the office of President, even if you could not respect the person? Ditto.
Remember when you said it’s time to heal divides, and work together for the good of everyone? Ditto.
NOTHING about what you said then was WRONG. It’s just harder to hear it and embrace it sitting on the losing side of the fence. Believe me, I know – and Trump was never my candidate.
I want what I want.
Surrender is giving up what I want for what you want.
Even though I know you want what is best for me, beyond what I know myself, surrender is not easy.
I want what I want.
Help me want what you want.