Monday, April 27, 2015
Wants, Wishes and Work
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We were poor, so there were no extras. Many times, food was scarce or non-existent. Mama had a "saying" for just about everything or situation .
If we expressed a want, Mama would most likely counter with, "There's a man in jail, wantin' out, too."
We knew that meant we weren't going to have whatever we had asked for. But for years, I wondered who that man was, until I realized that she meant no particular person, just anybody who was in jail.
We might say we wished something and she would say, "Put the wish in one hand and spit in the other. See which one fills up first."
Through the years, we came to realize that in order to fulfill wants and wishes, we needed to work to do so. Rarely will any thing just be handed to us on a silver platter. My Mama encouraged us to always do our best
Her saying for that was, "Things that you do, do with your might; things done by half are never done right."
Each of my siblings and I grew up with a wonderful work ethic.
The only things that come free to us are sunshine, rain, fresh air, and God's Love, personified in the person of Jesus the Christ, if we accept Him as our personal Savior.