Monday, November 24, 2008

Okay. I'm going to go all controversial on you but I think you can handle it.........

So. According to yesterday's cover of Parade Magazine, "Saavy and determined, Reese Witherspoon learns: 'Family is all we have in Life.'"

Uh, really? I disagree.

What about God, Jesus and the Holy Spirit? What about the Bible, our friends, our homes, our pets, our books, our talents, our hobbies, our memories?

What about mountains, oceans, forests, deserts, meadows and farmland? What about libraries, museums, churches, schools and cities--those we've visited and have yet to visit? What about photography, shopping and Christmas?

What about our teachers, preachers, neighbors and the waitresses down at the coffee shop? What about the Internet and blogs and bloggers and kindred spirits we've met or may never meet? Or music, letters in the mailbox or email?

What about glorious mornings and golden afternoons and dusk and the moon and shooting stars? What about friendship, sitting on the porch or hiking or lying on your couch in the living room watching tv or dvd's of your favorite shows? What about tea parties, birthday parties, candlelight, chocolate cake, spaghetti, potatoes and roast? What about sports and our jobs and housecleaning and taking walks?

What about the myriad other things I've not even mentioned??

C'mon Reese...... we have just one thing in Life? Really?

Or were you misquoted?

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"... but trust in the living God, who gives us richly all things to enjoy..." I Timothy 6:17

4 comments:

Juju said...

I read that just this morning. SO true! What about God?

Kay @ The Rustic Cottage said...

Amen to that! I saw that cover yesterday and immediately thought the very same thing. God is always first - without Him we have nothing. I feel sad for those that don't know that.

Kristi in the Western Reserve said...

Oh, Deb, I know you can be more controversial than that! ;->
Still, I suppose Miss Witherspoon is moving in the right direction in noticing that sucess is not all there is in life. She just has to keep on moving, and perhaps she will get there someday...........
Happy Thanksgiving if I don't have a chance to say it later. I'm very busy with grandchildren these days! Sofia and her mother and Dad are visiting for the week.....And Nathan I get to play with nearly every day...We are all having Thanksgiving at my house but it's sort of potluck with everyone bringing parts of the meal.......And we will all make much longer lists of what we are thankful for than Reese Witherspoon seems to do. You and Tom will have a great list this year!

Dapoppins said...

I wonder why her perspective is so limited?