HAPPPPPY MONDAY WORLD !!!!
OK so right .. check this out ... there are so many things in life i adore .. mondays ...mmmm not so much *crinkles nose* but i love today .. i love every day !!!!!
I would love to sit here and write something that would crack you up and send you to the floor in a roar of laughter .. but today ... i sit here to write you a little about how the innocence of a child has floored me ..
Over the weekend we went to the grocery store .. and of course my tiny tots are having a debate in the back seat ... i let those 2 fight out what they can before i step in ( like my parents did wth me .. at least these 2 arent beating the crap out of each other .. imagine having 5 brothers tag team against you for a little Filet Michele.. i miss those days wouldn't change them for the world !)
oops sorry back to present day !
as we are getting out of the car and walking to the front porch ... my son made a comment to her saying that she just got lucky .. that quick witted brainiac retorts back without skipping a beat ..
" so what I dont believe in luck or karma" this my friends grabbed my ear like a pissed off mommy and pulled me to her .... i slowed my pace so that i could walk with her .. my curiosity has been piqued !!!
I say to my 2nd grader ... babe .. what do you mean you dont believe in luck or karma
(now i teach my kids to freely think .. so if she doesn't wanna believe in luck etc more power to her ..
as long as she is not being sandbagged into believing or not believing --
oh shoot now i will have to call myself a damn hypocrite!!!
since i made her believe in Santa and tooth fairy etc .. ok well i will wrestle my conscience another day .. i keep side tracking here.. hush..
i ask her what i did and she says .. look Mom I just dont believe in luck and Karma ..
Me: Why not though?
Lulu: well because there is no such thing .. you create it in your mind .. you create your own fears and by believing in luck and karma you create fears that you live by instead ..
the child stopped me in my tracks , i kid you not .. i stopped walking .. for a 8 yr old to have that kind of depth and understanding of fear or whatever .. just blew me the heck away !!
I still am ... I dont think i EVER thought about fear or luck or Karma in that sense ..
i mean i used to before that day believe in karma and luck and God and fear
its kind of hard to undo the way you have been all your life but i sure would like to try
as for my little Lulu .. I will continue to encourage her to live without fear
as a parent we tend to think that only WE are the teachers ..
i promise if you are open, it is a 2 way street ..
my kids have taught me such incredible insights .. i love it
I have been so blessed ..
yes a tad sentimental today for my life lesson learned..
but lets see what i can add in for a funny !!!
lets go with a CLASSIC :
Satan in Church
A few minutes before the church services started, the congregation was sitting in their pews and talking. Suddenly, Satan appeared at the front of the church. Everyone started screaming and running for the back entrance, trampling each other in a frantic effort to get away from evil incarnate.
Soon the church was empty except for one elderly gentleman who sat calmly in his pew without moving, seemingly oblivious to the fact that God's ultimate enemy was in his presence.
So Satan walked up to the man and said, "Do you know who I am?"
The man replied, "Yep, sure do."
"Aren't you afraid of me?" Satan asked.
"Nope, sure ain't." said the man.
"Don't you realize I can kill you with one word?" asked Satan.
"Don't doubt it for a minute," returned the old man, in an even tone.
"Did you know that I can cause you profound, horrifying AGONY for all eternity?" persisted Satan.
"Yep," was the calm reply.
"And you're still not afraid?" asked Satan.
"Nope," said the old man.
More than a little perturbed, Satan asked, "Why aren't you afraid of me?"
The man calmly replied, "Been married to your sister for 48 years.