ALERT! ALERT! Prepare for Tomorrow!
Good Morning Fellow Regular Joes;
This is one of my Regular Joe alerts for all of you men out there. I know you get wrapped up in work, fishing, hunting, working on vehicles and all those other things; but tomorrow is one of those important annual events you want to make sure you don’t forget. Preparedness is the name of the game. Don’t wake up tomorrow morning with a special someone looking you in the face and you caught with that deer in the headlights stare!
Tomorrow is Mother’s Day. If you are reading this then sometime in the past a woman took some time off to give birth to you and most likely quite a bit more time to raise you and get you to where you are today. Tomorrow would be an excellent time to let her know you appreciate all that she has done. I am sure that she isn’t perfect…but then I suspect you aren’t either…I know there is that one mistake I made when I…..well, never mind…you know what I mean.
Besides your mother it’s not a bad idea to recognize the mother of your kids if you have any too. Now I know that it can be easy to start accusing the card companies and big corporations of a conspiracy plot to take over holiday’s and drain your wallet. On Valentines Day I had quite a discussion with several conspiracy theorists while we examined the cards and checked out prices over comments like “I can remember when a card was only….”. The more experienced, (old), the conspiracy theorist’s age the more common these comments are. But I digress.
The point here is not how much you spend but what you do. Just think back to what you remember about your mom or that special woman in your life. I bet the first, second or even third thing that comes to mind is not about some expensive gift you got from them. It is usually special times and events, and many of them don’t require money.
- Do something that you haven’t done in a while.
- Take a walk together
- Sit and talk on a park bench
- Buy a simple lunch for her and listen to all she has to say
- Almost all women appreciate flowers…although a few these day’s appreciate ammo and the like more
- In short think about what she likes and then do it.
For this reason a man will leave his father and mother and be united to his wife, and they will become one flesh.
“Besides, she really is my sister, the daughter of my father though not of my mother; and she became my wife.”
Your wife’s respect for you will fall if you try to pass her off as your sister.
For you created my inmost being; you knit me together in my mother’s womb.Your mother is very important but remember it is God who created you.
Listen to your father, who gave you life, and do not despise your mother when she is old.
I can’t add any to that!
“The eye that mocks a father, that scorns obedience to a mother, will be pecked out by the ravens of the valley, will be eaten by the vultures.
If that doesn’t scare you a little go rent Alfred Hitchcock’s “The Birds” later today and then do right by your mother before it’s too late!
Trivia for Today:
Why is the Darlington race track also called the “Lady in Black” by some diehard fans?
The answer …
The legend behind the nickname the “Lady in Black” is that at the beginning of the Southern 500 the walls in turns 3 and 4 would be painted in white.
However, because of the tight corners in turns 3 and 4, many drivers could not avoid tire contact with the walls causing them to be largely black colored walls by the end of the race.
Hence, the nickname the “Lady in Black”.
- Warning – Warning – Alert – Alert (5gsandacupofjoe.net)
- Mother’s Day Gift Idea at Whole Foods…natural, green and yummy! (thelittlegreenplaypen.wordpress.com)
- The Virtuous Mother (lucygracesmom.wordpress.com)
- Conspiracy theorists – look no further than small town America… (tolivwithintention.wordpress.com)
Posted on May 12, 2012, in Cup of Joe, DAILY DEVOTIONAL, General Preparedness, Humor and tagged Corporate conspiracies, Daily Devotional, Danica Patrick, Darlington, humor, Lady in Black, Mothers Day, NASCAR, Regular Joe, the Bible. Bookmark the permalink. 1 Comment.