Some of you do not read all the comments on my blog and I’m fuming right now at this comment:
Judy, here’s an idea. Why don’t you drive to Joplin and help people who have lost everything and would be thrilled to be in your situation. There are so many people in America right now who are suffering from lack of jobs, homeless and manage to hold on to the belief that all is going to be okay. These are the survivors who pull together through helping others to build a house based on thankfulness and faith. I am thrilled you have possibilities of staying with so many but what is wrong with just being humble and appreciating the many blessings you have now. It is going to work out the way it should work out in God’s own time. In the meantime, keep the Faith. Hugs.
I hope none of my other blog readers are feeling this way about me but just in case you are, why do you come back and read it? I don’t need, nor do I want these kinds of comments. No, I don’t feel like everyone has to agree with me. Many of you will attest to the fact that we have had friendly disagreements in the past and I most always will send an email back and forth with someone who disagrees with me.
But this kind of belittling, condescending comment . . I don’t need it right now!
First, does she really think anyone would be thrilled to be in the position of having 10 days left in her home with nowhere to go? Sure, I’m not the first one to face this and some have lost everything and some have had homes foreclosed and had nowhere to go but I’m betting there’s not a soul out there who would be thrilled to be dealing with what we’re dealing with right now.
Does this person not know all I’ve done for Joplin already. Cash donations from my own pocket. Coordination the Red Cross donations and quilt donations and what I haven’t mentioned on here is that I spent several days the first few weeks after the tornado helping a group cook in Joplin and helping two elderly couples. So, I do not need to drive to Joplin and talk to those who have lost everything. I’ve seen it first hand already!
Lack of jobs, homeless, survivors, being humble, being appreciative . . I really do not need a lecture on any of these.
I am well aware that it’s all going to work out. Does she suggest we sit at home and wait for God’s timing? Hello? I have to be out of my house on August 12. Shall I tell the movers that I’m not quite ready because God hasn’t shown me the house yet? No, we choose to get out and beat the bushes and look at every house on the market and make an effort to find a home. Sure, we could sit back and say (1) there are no homes there for us so we’re not going and then we would be JOBLESS or (2) we can sit back and wait for something to happen and then we would be HOMELESS!
And besides, it’s MY blog and I talk about MY life and what’s going on in MY world and about the only thing happening right now is house hunting so either I don’t blog or I blog about what’s happening in my life.
I love blogging. I love the folks I meet through the blog and the folks with whom I correspond sometimes daily, sometimes weekly . . sometime once or twice a year. But for those who feel the need to lecture me or tell me how to live my life . . I don’t need it! My life isn’t perfect, I make mistakes but it’s my life and for the most part, it’s a pretty darned good life.
Maybe it’s just me but I cannot imagine leaving a comment like this one someone else’s blog. Maybe I have been whining and seeming proud and boastful . . I don’t mean to be. I’m just writing about what’s happening here and for anyone who doesn’t agree with what I do, how I do it, my attitude . . whatever .. find another blog to read .. PLEASE!