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As things now stand, I think I’ll sit down (standard:Inspirational stories, 902 words)
Author: GodspenmanAdded: Jan 28 2013Views/Reads: 1291/0Story vote: 0.00 (0 votes)
One thing about me that has not changed all these years is that I refuse to waste my time on anything not important. There is too much to do in this world to waste time on unimportant things.

One thing about me that has not changed all these years is that I refuse
to waste my time on anything not important. There is too much to do in 
this world to waste time on unimportant things. 

This, however, sometimes gets me in trouble with the Gracious Mistress
of the Parsonage. Do not let this get back to her, but I sometimes 
refer to it as the GMP syndrome. She is standing up about something and 
I am sitting in my easy chair not knowing what she's talking about. 

My wife's idea of what is important sometimes does not jive with my
sense of importance. The real problem is that I do not understand what 
she thinks is important and she, on the other hand, does not understand 
that I do not think it is important. On those rare occasions when our 
sense of what is important collides, we celebrate. That is what is 

She thinks she won, and I know I won. Does it really matter? Very few
times in life do we both get what we want. When that happens she stands 
up and gloats, while I sit down and grin. 

I am not sure what the difference is between a gloat and a grin, but
then, does it really matter? 

I must confess we are on a different wavelength at times. The only time
our waves are synchronized is when I am driving out of the driveway and 
waving goodbye and her returning the jester. 

Do not get me wrong, we have been a marvelous working team for more
years than I can remember. Of course, that does not mean anything 
because I cannot remember yesterday. However, we have worked together 
most marvelously for many years and I look forward to many more years 
of such marital shenanigans. 

In spite of that, we have our differences. One of the great differences
we have is in the definition of importance. It is a rare day in June 
when our definitions are united in holy macaroni and cheese. It does 
happen though and we both revel in those moments. 

It is wonderful when we can stand together on some project or some
issue. Now that I think of it, I believe we stand together more often 
than I have given credit. 

The thing that makes our relationship so marvelous and wonderful is that
we allow the other person to have their differences. She is a broccoli 
[yuck] kind of a person and I on the other hand am an Apple Fritter 
kind of person. 

It just goes to show there are certain things that a person should stand
for and then there are things that really do not matter. 

Looking out at the world, I notice a few things I just cannot stand for.
Some do not make any difference one way or the other, while others 
really makes a difference. The problem is by the time we understand the 
significance of something we are too old to do anything about it. 

The Pennsylvania Dutch has a wonderful saying, “We grow too soon old and
too late smart.” By the time we have grown enough to become smart about 
something that something is no longer in vogue. At my age, of course, I 
am learning that I cannot stand too long for anything. 

Out in the world of politics and religion, people are always coming up
with solutions to nonexistent problems. It takes a good politician and 
religious person to spend a lot of time working on a solution of which 
there is no problem. 

Our world is full of problems, to be sure. It would be a rare day when
people would get their heads together and work on problems. All we have 
today are solutions. The trouble is finding the right solution for the 
right problem. 

Only in politics and in religion can we spend all our time working on a
solution that does not address any particular problem. As this stands 
today, I think I am just going to sit down and let it go by, because it 

My father taught me the most important thing in life was never to try to
fix something that ain't broken... or ain't broken too bad. It is 
amazing what a little duck tape can do to put off fixing something that 
is not broken too bad. Not every crack needs fixing. 

Silence is golden and noise can be expensive especially when somebody
else is talking. I like surrounding myself with the wonderful sounds of 
silence. I do not even like talking to myself. I do not listen anyway 
so what is the use. 

Often in my life, I have regretted saying something, but never, to my
knowledge, have I regretted keeping my mouth shut. Yes, I will stand up 
for some things, but many things I will just sit down and take it. No 
reason to get all riled up when what people are talking about is like a 
breeze on a summer afternoon. It comes for a moment and then it has 
gone, and where it goes, nobody knows. 

The apostle Paul knew what to stand for. “Stand fast therefore in the
liberty wherewith Christ hath made us free, and be not entangled again 
with the yoke of bondage” (Galatians 5:1). 

If you do not stand for something good, you will fall for anything,
usually bad. 


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