Monday, February 02, 2015
Sunday Night Lights
Oh, look at the shiny thing: I also learned this weekend that there are desires we have that seem to consume us at times. It could be the cravings for more money, more sex, and even more attention. Often, these desires and cravings are perfectly normal, absolutely healthy. Other times, they are just wicked distractions that take us off the beaten path of our destiny. Personally, I've been like a 230lb Chihuahua; nervous, anxious, quick to bark and even snap sometimes. The small critters are easily distracted by any little shiny thing that crosses their paths. I too am like that, easily taken off course, frustrated with by the littlest of things, and unfortunately, prone to forgetting what really matters at times. I've spent way too much time in my life searching my past for solutions to today's problems. I'm a big, dumb animal folks.
What the week may bring: First, we'll be hearing from hungover Patriot fans, letting us know that their team is the greatest thing since perforated toilet tissue. Of course if my Seahawks would have won, I'd be one of those annoying, loud mouthed bastards as well. Second, the unknown variable in our lives. That one thing that will happen to each of us that will either piss us off royally, or tickle us to the point of almost piddling in our britches. Either way, that unknown variable is what truly separates us from the rest of the primates - that and the ability to use cutlery. It's in those exciting, unforeseen moments that make us truly human and if we have our eyes fully open, we will be sensitive to those around us struggling with their unknown variable.
So, let's gather together this week in one mind and spirit to be servants of one another. Let's try and be kind to someone whom we would normally want to gut like a fish and eat their entrails. It won't be easy, but it is completely attainable. Good luck!