Monday, August 6, 2007

Ty's Tuesday Music Picks & a little Philosophy

I was all set to have a little rant, a mini pity-party. I typed some really good lines of reason for the way I felt. In fact, I felt more than a little justified in being so hurt.

And then tonight, when we were all sitting down as a family to discuss and read scripture my son read this:

James 1:26 (King James Version)
26 If any man among you seem to be religious, and bridleth not his tongue, but deceiveth his own heart, this man's religion is vain.

Am I just 'seeming' to be religious? How could I give voice to such mean & petty feelings? It made me realize just how far I have to go, just how far I am from being true to what I know.

I had become offended, and in doing so put my feelings higher than anyone else's. The one thing that brought it all back into perspective was that scripture.

I'm glad I never posted those hurt feelings - I think they were an attempt to dish out a heaping helping of hurt (albeit in a very passive-aggressive way) to those I felt hurt by. But now I feel all sort of Coke commercially. I wish we could all hold hands, sing, & just plain get along. You know, it's the real thing. (Ty would love this song just for the banjos and harmony).

Also, I realized that we are all just people, and sometimes we do dumb stuff without realizing the impact it has on others. I'm sure I've done more than my fair share of it.

And even though something in my head wants me to, I really can't get all worked up about this without remembering that everybody hurts sometimes. Especially those who hurt others.


b. said...

Love that song (REM).
Great post.
You're a great example.
Try art therapy....

athena said...

i'm sure i fit this category of saying dumb things (and saying them everyday). sorry you felt offended. there are times when i want to post things that have offended me but have learned from experience how foolish it looks a year later.

Elizabeth-W said...

It's all about the perspective. When I get to the point of reason, and take a step back, remind myself I'm 'choosing' to get all bent out of shape then it dissipates. Sounds like a good FHE.
my word verification wet q tp. that struck me funny

Montserrat said...

I've had to learn this also, mostly from how to react to cruel kids when I was growing up. It is all about perspective and choosing how to react. It sure is d*mn hard sometimes! (sorry for the swearing)

Corrie said...

Y'all are so understanding. I will go to my corner, do some deep breathing and try better. And maybe I will make a new quilt - as per B. (that's my art therapy)