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Honestly, I am not sure as to why people wait so long to tell others what they have to say. Unfortunately, for my friends, family, coworkers and others; I say exactly what's on my mind at that very moment. It is said that it is better to think, wait awhile then say what one wants to say for it may be damaging and or hurtful. That actually may be true for most. Not for a person such as myself; it isn't. If given the opportunity to wait and ponder on my thoughts it may be quite dangerous to the parties involved in the particular event or dispute. I know "The Art of Confrontation" inside-out and I abhor having to use it.
Someone had a conflict with me recently and it did not go as they had planned. Their hope was to inflict pain upon my vivacious thoughts. I saw in their eyes the struggle in the deduction of their word bank before it even came to the forefront of their mind. Their lips pursed with dehydration because they were upset and bewildered that I saw their exposed hand and flung it down on the table. The person had waited so long to tell me something they disliked about me and I, being who I truly am; laughed. "Ha!"
How hilarious the moment was; I had already known the person's plot to harm me.
As Christians we should be kindly affectionate to one another, in all honesty. Saying this I know that I am very afar off the island of perfection and I am in need of much grace. I have many friends who are not Christians. Some are of different faiths, sects, denominations and the such. Also, they range from Greek Immigrants to Polish Americans, Black Emigrants to White Americans and Asian Americans to Latino Immigrants. Immigrants are those non-citizens who decide to move into a nation while emigrants are those who decide to move out of a particular nation. These migrations are for a variety of possible reasons. My purpose in stating my wide spectrum of friends with different ethnicities is simply because even if we are 'different' and or come from different countries and backgrounds does not mean that we don't have the ability to get along.Good People
: We can agree to disagree. What's so bad about that? Why can't we just get along?
Let's start with the importance of education
. I believe that it is quite valuable. We must educate ourselves to the vast ideas that are around us. They say that school is expensive. Is it truly? Is it not important? Does one not reap a great benefit from attendance in school? I do not simply mean school as in the formality of a building but in the stature and art of learning. One may go to a four year college or a two year college. What about those that attend the school of hard knocks? Some choose to sit around grandmother's feet on the patio and listen to stories of how grandfather and she met and what it was to truly love someone in the good old days and to sacrifice for the good of others. Others may attend vocational or technical schools. Maybe some may even take online classes and courses through their place of employment. Simply said: education. The art and skill of learning and retaining knowledge.
So, if one is uneducated than he is ignorant. It is harmful and quite dangerous to be an ignorant man in today's society. One may be content with being uneducated but it is not a good thing. America has many literacy programs and other mediums to help those who wish to be educated.
Secondly, let us speak on the sacrifice of companionship
. Truly it is grand to have friends, companions and acquiantances. We all must be honest with ourselves; we need to have a shoulder to lean on and have a shoulder to lend. It is not complicated. We make so many things complicated. To be a friend is freedom. If you need help and there is only us here who can you call on if I refuse to be a friend? It doesn't take much to be someone's companion. All to acknowledge is a warm heart, a listening ear and a willing hand- extended. We are really one another's strength and shelter from the rain. We have the ability to wipe each other's tears away and to share love. Maybe you don't realze that I cry when you cry and I laugh when you laugh. Time is winding down but there is something to believe in. It as if there are clouds in the sky and a little portion of sunlight struggles through. It is okay because even if the skylight doesn't break through that day there is a possibility that it shall
come through and when it comes through it will have power and strength. So, let us converse, eat and be merry. We can also do other things together such as exercise, worship and travel.
Lastly, there must be a little love
. What's so hard about loving someone else beside oneself? We are so very vain and self-absorbed? Love is not to be sheltered but to be released and shared. I was in the lost and found until someone accidently found me.