- Parking pass coming down.
- Salad for lunch packed by my Bride.
- Only coffee and water to drink all day
- The Journey Begins…
Good Sunday Morning everyone! Hope you had a great Saturday and got to spend some quality time with family and friends. Today’s post will be a little different than usual because its about an experience I had last night. Bear with me as I put this together….
So, in full transparency you should know that I am not one of those Christians that believe drinking is a sin. I believe for everyone the situation is different and effects people different ways. The motivation also plays a huge role; if you are drinking to ease the pain instead of going to God then yes its a problem. With that said, if I have a Blue Moon on some night, I don’t think God puts that high on His priority list…The Bible says not to get drunk and I don’t. (Let’s actually follow what Scripture says.)
So, my Bride and I went to Applebees for dinner with some family that came into town for the weekend. Again in full transparency, I had a mixed drink and said Blue Moon but was not drunk or even “tipsy”. So we can all put our judgmental hats off shall we? Anyways, its been a long week for everyone so it was our way of blowing off some steam with a nice dinner and a COUPLE of drinks.
Well, the music was playing quite loud and they were playing some great songs that put us in a singing and dancing mood. Heck, we even had some nice older gentleman come up to us and tell us how much he enjoyed our signing and our vibe. (Signing wasn’t good, but fun.) We even had the employees dancing around and one of them was like heck if you guys are going to dance around so am I. (And by dance I mean sitting in our chairs.)
Ok so here is where the “meat” of my story comes in. We go to get up and some song with a good beat came on and I started to do a “dance” with my Bride. Well, apparently the judgmental eyes of some skinny, made up woman behind us at the bar was rolling her eyes at me and making comments to the person next to her. Well, my Bride just gave her a stare down and she stopped. I’m like, whats the matter? So she told me and I felt bad because apparently this 300+ guy was an embarrassment to that person at the bar.
Normally I wouldn’t have let it bother me because my family and I were having some well deserved fun but this was the first time I felt the judgmental eyes of someone clearly because of my weight. I say that because I guarantee if I was a skinny guy with a six pack that lady would have had no problem with my “dancing”. This leads me to this point…
I hear all the time from people that we just need to stop judging and LOVE everyone. What kind of LOVE was shown by that lady last night? I get it, I’m fat and getting old and this is not a body that is attracting lines of people. (neither would I want it to because I am very happily married), but seriously are we that shallow? Does the LOVE mantra only apply to the skinny and those that fit within certain peoples bubble?
I didn’t let it effect the rest of my night; in fact I came home and my niece and I did quite the rendition of Frozen’s Let it Go! ( For a small fee I might let you view it, haha). But it did hurt that someone used something as simple as an eye roll and a whisper to place the fire of judgment upon me. Hey, fat people can have fun too right? I am working on it but still…..
Moral today? Have the love of Christ and don’t judge others based on ANYTHING; specifically their outward appearance. You never know the fun you may be missing!
Have a great Sunday everyone and thanks for reading.
Hello friends and welcome to the weekend! I hope that you all had a great week and are ready for some down time. For me, this weekend will consist of getting new tires for my car, celebrating my daughter-in-law’s birthday and hopefully celebrating a Dolphins win. Oh, there is that pesky little thing about getting ready for my surgery on Tuesday; got to start prepping tonight. How about you all? I would love to hear from you! Comment in the comment section, go to my FB page here, or shoot me an email to firstname.lastname@example.org. Ok, onward!
So, I have written about trust before but something happened yesterday and while I can’t get into specifics, the trust I had in someone is now gone and it inspired me to write about the subject again.
See for me there are two REALLY big hot points with me and trust is one of them. Included with trust is keeping one’s word. I feel like when you say you are going to do something, you should actually do it. I would have been great back in the day where million dollar deals were done just on a gentleman’s handshake. Not anymore, peoples’ word have become meaningless. We live in a world where even the closest of friends and family will lie, cheat, or throw you under the bus just to make themselves look good or to benefit themselves in some way. I know that no one is perfect, however, how hard is it to be a person of your word or not lie to those around you? Seems pretty easy but its not.
Some folks have “daddy issues” or “mommy issues”; I have “trust issues”. If I can’t trust you, then we are done. I’m not saying it would be impossible to earn that trust back, but it very rarely happens. Once that trust is gone, I literally can’t even be around you. Weird? Maybe. But in my life I need people around me that I can trust. I may not like the things you do or agree with all your positions on things, but if I can trust you, I can overlook just about anything.
Heck, maybe we really can’t ultimately trust anyone…This is what the Bible says about fully trusting.
“Thus says the Lord: “Cursed is the man who trusts in man and makes flesh his strength, whose heart turns away from the Lord. He is like a shrub in the desert, and shall not see any good come. He shall dwell in the parched places of the wilderness, in an uninhabited salt land. “Blessed is the man who trusts in the Lord, whose trust is the Lord. He is like a tree planted by water, that sends out its roots by the stream, and does not fear when heat comes, for its leaves remain green, and is not anxious in the year of drought, for it does not cease to bear fruit.” The heart is deceitful above all things, and desperately sick; who can understand it?“- Jeremiah 17:5-12
What say you my friends? How important is trust to you? Would love to hear your feelings on this as well. Have a great Saturday my friends….
Peace, Love, and Faith,
Above is actual live footage from me about 2am earlier when the pain in my hip/leg was so bad I was about to rip it out myself…The hard part right now is normally I can take ibuprofen for it but with my upcoming surgery, I have not been able to. Tylenol helps a little but not enough unfortunately.
I would continue to ask for your thoughts and prayers as Tuesday creeps up on us. I pray that through this pain would come a new beginning. A new beginning for my health and so for my life. Folks at this point I can’t even put my shoe on without contorting my body into a position that most horror movies would be proud of. The frustration level is off the charts….
I know its not the cause but being 370 pounds doesn’t help either; I pray that this new beginning on Tuesday will give me the motivation to finally overcome this lifestyle fight with food and be a testimony for what God can do once you fully commit to something. That’s it for now my friends; off to work then date night with my bride. When you get to my point in life, its the little things that keep you going. Time with my bride and a new hip sound like a good few days ahead….
Peace, Love, and Truth,