People (celebrities, televangelists, media, etc.) who speak the truth then realize people are offended by it, and apologize lose my respect. I like to see people stand their ground instead of caving. Not that the truth doesn’t sometimes hurt, but truth should never be used to wound someone else. I can think of some who should apologize: The Clintons and Obama for morally bankrupting our country come to mind immediately.
I’m slower to anger than I used to be, and quicker to cool down, but I still know how to nurse a good grudge. That’s nothing to brag about. Patience is not an asset of mine.
My daughter is the single parent of four children, and she is working on her Bachelor degree. I am not sure I could raise four little ones by myself…much less work school in there, too. She has my respect.
Disrespectful attitudes make me want to slap the ‘tude right off the face of the offender. Again, patience is not my virtue. I should work on that…but right now I’m (pretending) working on proper grammar. It ain't easy.
The word “Awesome” has lost its true meaning. Even Merriam-Webster watered down the definition to fit its overuse. A dazzling sunrise and a brilliant sunset are awesome. Grace is awesome; as is God’s daily mercy. It’s a shame that “awesome” has been used to describe the most mundane of activities.
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