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Nice Is a Matter of Perspective (standard:humor, 912 words)
Author: GodspenmanAdded: Dec 03 2017Views/Reads: 357/170Story vote: 0.00 (0 votes)
To please God in everything I do is the great ambition of my life. I know that I cannot please God and other people at the same time.
 



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year to indulge. Before I could even process the word “yes,” my better 
half jumped in and said, “No, he's had enough pie for tonight.” 

Her definition of “enough pie” is a little different from mine. My
definition is, “Yes, I'll take one more piece.” It does not matter how 
many pieces I have had up to that point, one more is always on my 
plate. That is what makes eating pie nice for me. 

The most disturbing part of that conversation was when she looked at me
and said, “Remember, you're on a diet!” 

Her idea of being on a diet is to watch what you eat. That's nice in her
regard. 

My idea of being on a diet is to watch what I put in my mouth. That's
nice in my regard. 

“So,” my wife said after a long pause, “are you on Santa's nice list or
naughty list?” 

“That all depends,” I said rather slowly, “on your definition of nice
and naughty.” 

What I think is nice for me may not be nice for someone else. And what
someone else thinks is naughty I may not consider to be naughty at all. 
It is all just a matter of perspective. 

Then a thought popped into my head. 

“Are you referring to Santa's list or to your list?” 

For once, she had nothing to say. She just looked at me and could not
come up with a comeback. Now that's nice. 

I believe Paul had this in mind when he writes, “Furthermore then we
beseech you, brethren, and exhort you by the Lord Jesus, that as ye 
have received of us how ye ought to walk and to please God, so ye would 
abound more and more”  (1 Thessalonians 4:1). 

The question needs to be restated; are we on God's nice list or God's
naughty list? 

To please God in everything I do is the great ambition of my life. I
know that I cannot please God and other people at the same time.


   


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