Just Desserts — 16 Comments

  1. Another awesome tale Karen and a BIG lesson here for us all. Thank you.
    Yes! Best to mind one’s own business and learn not to make judgements ….. but not an easy task all of the time for sure.
    With this wisdom in getting older we become more accepting and gracious I do believe.
    You, my friend, are a wonderful example of both of those qualities and are loved for being so wise and generous.

    • Thanks, Kathleen. You’re right–not always easy to stay out of other people’s business . . . :-)Thanks for your warm words of encouragement.

    • Wish we were close enough to have a meal together, Marie. I’m glad we stay in touch.

  2. Very clever and oh so true, Karen. Sometimes we call judgmentalism discernment, but I think we know the difference. If we don’t, that’s sadder still. I think I am going to go polish off that piece of cake that Michael left. He’s out of town, and will spoil by the time he gets back! That’s what I will tell him. Do you think he will discern different motives?! =] Love you dear one!

    • I’m chuckling over your cute comment about Michael and the piece of cake. Let me know if he can discern what you did! 🙂

  3. Man, can I relate to this one. It’s hard watching people you care about stuffing their face with junk that could kill em. HARD. They placate me most of the time with their agreements and nods and then devour that same piece of cake. LOL. Sometimes I get THE look but sometimes I get a thankful acknowledgement and smile. Would sure like to be a mind reader (or maybe not huh?) Proverbs 3:5, 6 is my fav verse in the Bible.

    • I’m with you on this one, Jim. Have you noticed that some church groups are also ‘guilty’ of bad-news potlucks? 🙂

  4. I have heard it said “Life is short, eat dessert first” My Dad loved my Mom’s fried apple pies and also the Little Debbie crispy long cookies covered in chocolate and called them his “quitting sticks”~~he had one after almost every meal! He was almost 97 when he died. I am not recommending this (smile) but I love the comparison of the two points.
    Blessings with love, Margaret

  5. The dessert lady sounded like she was in a lot of pain. I suspect the cake was her medication. There can be so much behind the “why” of things that people do which are unwise. You’re so right that it’s the relationship that counts. Bless you!

    • I agree with you, Grace. We all have our stresses. And we don’t need to add more with our judgments.

  6. Karen, I’ll take your unwanted chocolate any time ! 😉 Yes, I’m learning to keep my mouth shut, too, except to pray. It works better anyway. Thanks for a well written reminder to stop judging others.

    • Thanks for stopping by, Michele. You will get a kick out of this. I allow myself one small square of chocolate a day!! (now that I heard dark chocolate is actually ‘good’ for me)

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