Jim’s Journal: Wanna Cry?

July 30, 2014 in Jim's Journal

When I was young and my dad saw me crying over something he thought was insignificant or not worth the endless stream of tears that were running down my cheeks, he would say, “You wanna cry? I’ll give you something to cry for.”  Translation:  “If you keep crying I‘m going to spank your butt.”  I would immediately stop.  My scheme to get attention, or to have someone feel sorry for me, seldom worked.  I believe we play the “Woe is Me Cry Game” today.  We whine, wail and wallow about insignificant stuff.  We give incredible meaning to things that have little meaning at all.  We really blow things out of proportion.  Actually, we center on what we think is going to happen, rather than focus on what truly is happening.  I know that it’s all relative. If, however, we compare our worries and struggles to the true calamities that many others are experiencing, we might change our tune. If James Smith, Sr. was alive today and heard one of our pity parties, he’d probably say, “Fix your face, kill the noise, before I really give you something to cry about.”  Thanks Dad!

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