I am trying to hold myself together this morning and not to have a melt down. So much for asking someone to do something once and it getting done. Nothing at my house is done unless you truly do it yourself. I need 5 minutes to myself free of people, distractions, and dismay.
Everything is seemingly annoying to me. Click, click, click, click. The rattling of papers, hunting and pecking of typing, the multiple voices inside my head saying eat the chocolate cake in the break room….OH the agony! Maybe I am just being melodramatic, but you get the idea.
I seemingly saw this article this morning and it really aggravated me. I will be the first to congratulate one for having a second chance and doing well but, this insincere “for instance” kind of just irritated me doubly. http://sports.yahoo.com/nfl/blog/shutdown_corner/post/Obama-calls-Eagles-owner-to-congraulate-him-for-?urn=nfl-300632. The thing is this: what is this teaching our children? It is OK for you to do something blatantly wrong (inhumane even), go to jail for a few days(someone will get you out if you are rich enough), if your good enough at what you do then someone will pick you up and life will go on as if nothing happened…..OH and you will get paid an outrageous amount for your efforts and second chance? You will come out as the hero! Now, I don’t have any children and I try to stay away from politics, but this is a crock of you know what!
Where is the lesson of consequence here? Where is the lesson of cause and effect? Just punishment? President Obama is feeding right into this by congratulating the man at his success of winning versus his shot at a second chance and having a moral victory! As far as observation is concerned, why wouldn’t he jump on to the “victory wagon”? (heavy) SIGH….
I love sports but there is a lot of dirt involved. People have not a clue. I don’t claim to be an expert on it; however I do have a firm understanding of right and wrong. Paying someone a huge amount to “stay” with a certain team vs. going to another, or bribing someone to go to their school over the competition, or scheming strategies to position your school to be the best school in the conference by paying people to have the “best” of everything….it’s all dirty. I understand paying someone justly for their work. I understand too that you need the proper training and opportunities to succeed…I just think it’s just much too much. Is it really necessary for them to be getting millions upon millions? Maybe it is….maybe it isn’t.
There is hope though! There are good women and men in sports with morals and their heads on straight. There are athletes who are just great over all examples of how to balance the life of fame and stay out of trouble. The ones causing drama are probably between 2-5%, but it seems their boldness overshadows the meekness and genuineness seen from such athletes like Albert Pujols. http://www.albert-pujols.net/articles.php. This is just one example.
Lastly, I leave you with one last tidbit. I read this book “All the Good in Sports” when it first came out…it was truly an amazing find. Literally spotlighting 20 athletes who are GOOD good people on top of being an amazing athlete. They have their priorities straight! It was inspirational and such an easy read. It’s books like this one that keep things in perspective for me and makes me happy to have such a love for sports.
I wish that they would write positives for Hollywood Actors/Actresses, or Musicians. That’s more of the style of reading I would like to see rather than DRAMA, DRAMA, DRAMA!
INFILTRATE NEGATIVE AND REPLACE WITH THE POSITIVE!
❤ The CatMan