Saturday, 9 January 2016

I protest



“I protest … This is a sit down protest … I’ve been told to come out to the woods today for a big surprise barefaced protest … I’m not sure what we’re protesting about … No one has turned up and I feel silly … I won’t move though, otherwise all those people looking at me will think I’m silly … I’ll stay … I’ll protest alone!”

Sometimes we insist that we are correct and we stick to our point of view no matter what. We may realize that perhaps we’re mistaken, but we will certainly not admit it. We’d rather dig our heels and brazen it out regardless.

It takes real courage to admit one’s errors and learn from them than to progress blindly down the wrong road.

God grant me the serenity to accept the things I cannot change, the courage to change the things I can, and the wisdom to know the difference.

10 comments:

  1. Maybe it would have been un-bearable to admit otherwise.
    *tee hee*
    Another good lesson in right thinking.
    Hope your day is blessed. ~:)

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    1. Unbearevably unbearable, I should say.

      God bless you Sparky.

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  2. Hi Victor! What a great illustration of how it looks to be stuck, refusing to move. I know I can be like that at the drop of a hat.
    So much better to be open and ready to learn. I find if I'm stubborn, I learn nothing.

    That serenity prayer is such Wisdom. I join you in that prayer!
    Ceil

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    1. Thank you Ceil,

      I took that photo in an open-air zoo some 7 years ago, and that bear sitting defiantly spoke to me somehow. We often sit like him, confident that we are right and therefore every one else must be wrong.

      God bless you Ceil, and your family too.

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  3. I love that prayer, too. I often think of it and try to remind myself to follow its advice. Thank you for the reminder. God bless you and yours!

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    1. Thank you Cheryl. It is indeed a good prayer.

      God bless you.

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