Friday, November 18, 2011

I'M FINE, HOW ARE YOU?

Today's blog concerns itself with that old greeting, "How are you?"  We hear it many times during the course of a day and will respond with this blog's title, I'm fine, how are you?"  Why is it that we utter this predictable response?  I believe it's because we realize that responding with a laundry list of our less than positive ailments or issues, well, no one really wants to know, and if they're sincerely interested, then what do they say?  More importantly, what good does it do?  Complaining never does any good.

I usually advocate honesty in all one's dealings, but in this case, it's best to answer with the canned response that we're "fine."  Besides, concentrating on the negative never does anybody good, ourself included.   And that is the lead in to this blog entry entitled...


COMPLAINT DEPARTMENT
by Patty Lynn

So many with their greeting
Add this, "so how've you been?"
Though tempted you say, "oh, I'm fine,
How've you been lately, friend?"

And he responds, "oh, I've been fine.
Twas nice to see you, friend."
And so it goes, for we all know,
Complaining's where it ends.

For no one really wants to hear
Your laundry list of woes,
The aches and pains that bother you
From head down to your toes.

Besides complaining does no good,
Won't change the situation.
But fortunately there's one whose glad
To hear each aggravation?

Your Lord above who loves you so
Is always poised and ready
To hear from you, no matter what,
His care is strong and steady.

He knows exactly how you've been,
Is glad to hear your voice,
He can effect improvement, too.
He's always your best choice...

To share your triumphs, sorrows, too,
Your trials and tribulations.
He understands just how you feel
In every situation.

Take comfort, He knows everything,
Today and, yes, tomorrow.
He's always there, to always care,
Through happiness and sorrow.

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