Friday, June 21, 2013

If You Stood on Your Head You Couldn't Please Everyone

Someone once said:  “You can please some of the people some of the time, all of the people some of the time, some of the people all of the time, but you can never please all of the people all of the time. “  So if we try to please others we will never win!                      
Jessica Fletcher, protagonist on the TV show, “Murder She Wrote,” is one of my heroes.  In the show she writes murder mysteries and always helps people, often by solving murders.  But there were in every show people who would say, “She is just a busybody.  She should mind her own business. “ But she prevails and helps everyone in spite of their resistance.  At the end of every show, when the closing theme song comes on, happiness again abounds. 

Then there was the time my husband and I were driving to California from Washington State with another couple.  We wanted to stop for dinner at one of the many eating establishments along the freeway.  One person didn’t like fast food.  Another didn’t want pizza and a third didn’t want to go to the restaurant, which was known for slow service.  It took several hours of negotiations but we eventually agreed and we finally had dinner!

Currently, my best friend from high school, Nancy, is helping her daughter, Ann, plan her wedding.  Nancy and Ann are two levelheaded gals.   When the hostess of one of Ann’s Bridal Showers became unglued because she found out that Ann would have two showers, they were surprised by her feelings.  When Ann reminded her that she had had two showers also, the crisis was averted.

These types of relationships keep us humble.   We have to seek God in prayer and ask for wisdom and peace in all of these seemingly mundane decisions.  But I guess that keeps us in the habit of consulting God so that when some really “big” thing comes along we will automatically seek Him.

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