Bless your enemies; no cursing under your breath. Laugh with your happy friends when they’re happy; share tears when they’re down. Get along with each other; don’t be stuck-up. Make friends with nobodies; don’t be the great somebody.
Being Southern isn’t for the faint of heart. Our sayings, anecdotes and other wise cracks have been entertaining people for years. What’s even more hilarious?! When you try NOT to say it and you come up with new material that just sounds absurd! It comes out when you say something slightly (or 110%) idiotic, when someone is sick, when you think just when you have had enough, let’s put more “icing” on the cake.
We have all said it at one point or another. Secretly laughing on the inside (or out) and it just happens – “Bless her heart.” It’s out! You’ve tried so hard to not say it but it’s a habit, just like “ain’t” and “fixing to”.
Many years can go by and you can get stuck into this “auto-pilot” mode until one day you look and have found that you are not where you should be. How in the %$@& did I get here? You start examining everything you do trying to figure out which decision took you HERE. How can I get back to where I was. Guess what, buttercup?! You are where you are supposed to be for a reason! Ring any bells? Am I in the right career path? Am I doing everything I can do for my family? Am I surrounded by people that are good for me or that are taking me down a road I shouldn’t follow?
God truly works in mysterious ways. He puts people in, on, around, under, and above your path for a reason. They are either there for the destination or the journey. I have had many people come and go from my life, some for the better and others for the worse. I can’t count how many times those relationships I look back at and wonder why? Why did this happen? Why did that happen? Was it me? Was it them? Why, why, why, why, why?!
You know what’s funny? Instead of asking why, I should have been making a statement. God works in mysterious ways – remember? Why not use that age-old saying as it was intended by God. It’s time to “Bless Her Heart” and move on. Sure, the person inside wants to be angry, get mad and do exactly as most would love to do – talk the smack. But, isn’t it time we make a change? Be the change so to speak?
My relationship with God has always been a private thing. I have grown closer to Him more recently and I will say, it’s when you finally say “OK God! I’m listening!” that the answers you needed to hear (may not be the ones you want) are heard loud and clear.
I know this is a different type of post than what I have been doing but, when it’s on your heart, you gotta speak!
Remember friends, your friendships will come and go, some more painful than others, BUT just keep being YOU and Bless Her Heart!