October 26, 2017
“If you judge people, you have no time to love them.”
Mother Teresa of Calcutta
I listened in on a conversation the other day where I heard someone demean a mutual acquaintance. The critic expressed ridicule using the other persons infirmities as justification for her remarks. I could not help but respond letting the listeners know that the person they were talking about was frail and suffering from memory problems. Her disabilities resulted in her overcompensating in an effort to be heard and appreciated. She was behaving as we all may someday.
I don’t know about you but I would much rather see what is good about someone and not create pain by finding fault especially when we don’t know all the facts. The following story triggered my thoughts today. It claims to be true but that is not important, what it does do is reminds us to avoid being too judgmental.
A doctor entered the hospital in hurry after being called in for an urgent surgery. He answered the call asap, changed his clothes & went directly to the surgery block. He found the boy’s father pacing in the hall waiting for the doctor. On seeing him, the dad yelled:
“Why did you take all this time to come? Don’t you know that my son’s life is in danger? Don’t you have any sense of responsibility?”
The doctor smiled & said: “I am sorry, I wasn’t in the hospital & I came as fast as I could after receiving the call…… And now, I wish you’d calm down so that I can do my work”
“Calm down?! What if your son was in this room right now, would you calm down? If your own son dies now what will you do??” said the father angrily
The doctor smiled again & replied: “I will say what Job said in the Holy Book “From dust we came & to dust we return, blessed be the name of God”. Doctors cannot prolong lives. Go & intercede for your son, we will do our best by God’s grace”
“Giving advises when we’re not concerned is so easy” Murmured the father.
The surgery took some hours after which the doctor went out happy, “Thank goodness!, your son is saved!” And without waiting for the father’s reply he carried on his way running. “If you have any question, ask the nurse!!”
“Why is he so arrogant? He couldn’t wait some minutes so that I ask about my son’s state” Commented the father when seeing the nurse minutes after the doctor left.
The nurse answered, tears coming down her face: “His son died yesterday in a road accident, he was in the burial when we called him for your son’s surgery. And now that he saved your son’s life, he left running to finish his son’s burial.”
Moral – Never judge anyone….. because you never know how their life is and what they’re going through”
“Everything that irritates us about others can lead us to an understanding of ourselves.”
Carl Gustav Jung
“Mom’s List of Things She Does Not Want To Hear”
- I swallowed the goldfish.
- Did you know your lipstick works better than crayons?
- Does grape juice leave a stain?
- The principal called…
- But DAD says that word all the time!
- What’s it cost to fix a window?
- Has anyone seen my earthworms?
- I painted your shoes pretty, huh Mommy?
- I found out the dog doesn’t like dressing up in your underwear.
- I’m running away from home. (Well, maybe some day)
Drive defensively – buy a tank.
An elderly man took his little grandson for a walk around the local cemetery. Pausing before one gravestone he said, “There lies a very honest man. He died owing me 50 dollars, but he struggled to the end to pay off his debts, and if anyone has gone to heaven, he certainly has.”
They walked on a bit further and then came to another grave. The old man pointed to the gravestone and said, “Now there’s a different type of man altogether. He owed me 60 dollars and he died without ever trying to pay me back. If anyone has gone to hell, he certainly has.”
The little boy thought about all of this for a while and then said, “You know, Grandpa, you are very lucky.”
“Me? Lucky? Why?” asked the old man in surprise.
“Well, whichever place you go to, you’ll have some money to draw on.”
The secret of a successful marriage is incompatibility. He has the income, she has patability.
The following are different answers given by elementary school age children to each of the given questions:
How did your mom meet your dad?
- Mom was working in a store and dad was shoplifting.
What did mom need to know about dad before she married him?
- His last name.
- She had to know his background. Like is he a crook? Does he get drunk on beer? Does he make at least $800 a year? Did he say NO to drugs and YES to chores?
Why did your mom marry your dad?
- My dad makes the best spaghetti in the world. And my mom eats a lot.
- She got too old to do anything else with him.
- My grandma says that mom didn’t have her thinking cap on.
What makes a real woman?
- It means you have to be really bossy without looking bossy.
Who’s the boss at your house?
- Mom doesn’t want to be boss, but she has to because dads such a goof ball.
- Mom. You can tell by room inspection. She sees the stuff under the bed.
- I guess Mom is, but only because she has a lot more to do than dad.
What’s the difference between moms and dads?
- Moms work at work and work at home, and dads just got to work at work.
- Moms know how to talk to teachers without scaring them.
- Dads are taller and stronger, but moms have all the real power ’cause that’s who you gotta ask if you want to sleep over at your friend’s.
Describe the world’s greatest mom?
- She would make broccoli taste like ice cream!
- The greatest mom in the world wouldn’t make me kiss my fat aunts!
- She’d always be smiling and keep her opinions to herself.
What would it take to make your mom perfect?
- On the inside she’s already perfect. Outside, I think some kind of plastic surgery.
If you could change one thing about your mom, what would it be?
- She has this weird thing about me keeping my room clean. I’d get rid of that.
“Judgements prevent us from seeing the good that lies beyond appearances.”
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