Saturday, March 30, 2013


I am an amiable.
I am not going to argue with you.
When I disagree, I will tell you, once.
If you want to continue to be wrong, I will let you.
My silence does not equal agreement.
When I agree with you, I will tell you.
I will not engage you in an altercation.
I will not make a quick, rash, emotional decision.
When I decide on a course of action, I follow it through.
My opinion is not easily changed.
I am rarely ecstatic and rarely despondent.
I am an amiable.

Friday, March 29, 2013

I'm not listening

Don’t tell me what to do.
I’m not listening.
Don’t tell me how to live.
I’m not listening.
Don’t tell me what’s right or wrong.
I’m not listening.
Show me by your example.
I am watching you.

Say whatever you want.  Your words mean nothing.  Tell me all about this garden you want to have, what seeds you’re going to plant, and what fertilizer is the best, how you’re going to arrange your plants for the maximum yield.  Do some research on your computer about your favorite herbs.  Shop around for the best prices on your supplies.  Note on your calendar when to plant.  But unless you actually plant the seeds, water them, and diligently tend to them, there will be no harvest.  Your words alone are vanity.  Your positive thinking and positive attitude will not plant those seeds and will yield you positively nothing without doing the actions of gardening.  Stop talking.  A positive attitude may make you feel happy but it doesn’t get anything done.

And about this grand garden and its desired magnificent high yield, before you can plant these new seeds, the old weeds you sowed many years ago must first be dealt with.  Ignoring those old weeds didn’t make them go away.  Your positive words aren’t going to get rid of those old weeds either.  Your previous bad choice to plant pretty weeds will choke out any and all new potentially wonderful seeds until they are completely dealt with in the correct manner.

God said that what you sow you shall reap.  He did not say that thinking positive or talking positive about what you want will get you anything.  It’s the doing, not the talking, that produces results. Those results are a surety.  Whether those results are desirable or undesirable depends on what you actually sowed, not on what you talked about reaping or what attitude you had when you spoke.

Galatians 6:7, 9  King James Version (KJV)
Be not deceived; God is not mocked: for whatsoever a man soweth, that shall he also reap.
And let us not be weary in well doing: for in due season we shall reap, if we faint not.

“Everybody, soon or late, sits down to a banquet of consequences.”  Robert Louis Stevenson