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Everywhere you turn, someone is blaming someone else or something else for their lot in life.

The news is just full of it. We have people out of work blaming the companies and the government. We’ve got people losing their homes blaming the banks. We’ve got the democrats blaming the republicans and republicans blaming the democrats. Smokers blame the cigarette companies. Even in sports you’ve got players blaming the owners. There’s lots more than this, but it feels gross to me to say more.

Sometimes things are good and sometimes they aren’t. Blaming, however, is not the answer.

I know that times are challenging for everyone. But that’s the nature of life. Sometimes things are good and sometimes they aren’t. Blaming, however, is not the answer. Blaming is a deflection of personal responsibility. Blaming is a sign of entitlement. Actually entitlement is becoming like a disease in today’s society. Let’s be real….we aren’t guaranteed anything when we come into this world. It’s great if we live in a country that is full of opportunities and freedoms. But are we entitled to anything? I don’t think so. Blaming is a lack of appreciation for the good we have and instead focusing on what we don’t like.

this is the world we live in, with all its beauty and warts, with all its opportunities and difficulties…let’s do the best we can.

In life we tend to get what we deserve…what we earn. I know people are losing their homes…but didn’t they agree to that mortgage? Didn’t they make the choice to buy the home. I didn’t hear anyone complaining when the values of homes were rising falsely in the early part of the century. Anyone who was paying attention could see that it wasn’t real. But that didn’t stop people from turning their home into their own personal ATM. But like everything, the bill will always come due.

What if all of a sudden we all channeled the blame into creative positive action?

What if all of a sudden we all channeled the blame into creative positive action? What if we all took the approach that this is the world we live in, with all its beauty and warts, with all its opportunities and difficulties…let’s do the best we can. Let’s work hard and make some good things happen. Let’s BE the change we want to see. Certainly, at times something bad happens to everyone that is not their fault. I am not callous to this. It happens to me too! But let’s take a stand and own up to what part of our problems WE own, and do something about it instead of wasting our energy on who did something that made our life harder.

Let’s all help one another.

Let’s all look for the good. Let’s all seize the countless opportunities around us. Let’s all help one another. Here’s one for you, the next time you think about blaming, go out and find someone who has it worse than you do, and see if you can help them. Let’s pay forward some good. We live in an abundant and beautiful world. Let’s be thankful. If we are healthy, let’s be thankful. If we’re not healthy, let’s do something about it.

God made us to flourish. Come on now, let’s flourish!!!


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