Unconditional Love… The World Needs More Of This!
This post is being made in response to the daily prompt http://dailypost.wordpress.com/2013/08/23/daily-prompt-fake/
The other day I wrote a post about situations that I have been in because of my line of work where lies are a common event in each day. They sometimes are small and seem to be pretty insignificant, and other times grand beyond imagination!
Many times the person may have a diagnosable condition related to mental health. I am not totally clear on what the complete professional explanation in each case is, so I am not claiming to speak about, or give advice on whether or not a lie is an “expectation” or “excuse” of a mental health diagnosis. I can tell you though, working for many years within the mental health environment, it is a very common experience.
My experience is limited to the adult community. Sadly some of the incidents that I have witnessed appear to be, as simple as, someone feeling that they are inadequate and the response to that feeling is to portray themselves as adequate by telling a lie.
What makes a person not comfortable with who they are?
What is perfection in humanity? Where does it start? Is it truly attainable?
Could my 7 year old granddaughter have answered all of these questions?
When I was chatting with my 7 year old granddaughter one day as we were discussing the fact that she only likes peanut butter on a sandwich and no jelly. I commented that this surprised me “I thought all children liked jelly!” Her reply was very simple and matter of fact. She commented, very confidently and without question or concern about this difference, “That’s just how God made me.”
That says a lot! Doesn’t it?
I hope she continues to grow up confident in who she is, and never allows a simple comparison to others make her feel different or less than others!
I also believe as adults we truly need to make sure we encourage individuality and differences instead of pointing them out as a difference!
What is that popular game show now…. Are you smarter than a 5th grader?
I truly think this grandmother failed at the game…. Are you smarter than a seven year old! 🙂 Send this grandmother back to Sunday School!