Thursday, September 1, 2011

Who Hit Me With What?

Okay, so maybe no one hit me Wednesday. But it sure felt like it. Getting older means more aches and pains, and more reasons not to do so much work. lol j/k
Woke up Wednesday morning and my back was screaming with pain. Legs were cramping and walking was made difficult. Okay, so I'm 50 now. The old gray non-mare isn't what he used to be. Spent the day Tuesday moving, stacking, lifting items in the garage and now it had come back to haunt me. The work needed to be done, and yes, there is still plenty more that needs to be taken care of also, maybe at a slower pace next time. I am realizing that I'm not a spring chicken anymore.
Just like my back pain from the exertion that was put forth the previous day, have you ever realized that our actions are the same way? What we do today often brings repurcussions in the following days. Good brings good, and bad usually brings bad.
I was watching the news the other day and there was a guy who robbed a man and the man shot and killed the robber. The law enforcement said that no charges will be filed as the man felt threatened for his life.
Yet the family made a statement about how the robber was a good man and a good father. (he leaves behind a very young daughter). It made me wonder, was this the first time that he did this, maybe out of desperation? Or was he a repeat offender and no one wants to admit it?
Either way, he made a bad choice. Now, not only is his daughter going to have to grow up without a father, but his reputation will always follow her, as she will be known as "the girl whose father was gunned down when he robbed someone." Our choices today often overshadow the outcomes of tomorrow. (She may turn out to be a fantastic kid, but look at the dark shadow that his actions put over her life.)
Our thoughts need to be considered before we react to them. Otherwise, the last gift we give to our children could be (1) a terrible memory and (2) an awful association that they cannot shake for years to come.
Parents, stop and think about your actions. Do you need to bring shame to your family? Is that item worth dying for? Does your family need you more than you need that which isn't yours to take?
I know people get desperate, but too many people are dying senselessly in copper theft electrocution, robberies, and so on. If you need help, be a man (or woman) and ask for it. Sober up, Come down from that drug induced high, and start to be the parent that your children need.
Don't have kids? You still have a family. Brothers, sisters, aunts, uncles, mom, dad. These are people who will be shamed by your ignorant actions. Think about your actions before everyone knows about the consequences. And remember, just because no other human saw you do it, God did. And when you steal from Him, I would be afraid of the wrath to come.
May God bless you and come visit once again.

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