Say What?

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8 Responses

  1. Mom says:

    Love this one, Jill. Love all of your writing but this in particular made me laugh because I still do things and think, “Why on earth did I do that?” So, it never ends!

  2. JBourdon says:

    This is a great one Jill but I prefer Whadafuq was that?Ummmkay(Mr Mackey from South Park)

    • Jill says:

      I’m partial to “whiskey, tango, foxtrot,” myself, but occasionally clean up, lol.


  3. ron holz says:

    This is good. But consider a challenge question. What is perhaps more important is not how I respond to my personal “why” moments but rather how I respond to those “why” moments on the part of individuals I relate to who are not children or adolescents. The reasons are beyond number. Are they feeling less than normal? Are they conflicted with an issue of which we know noting but is personally shattering? Or are they simply distracted because their focus is on the heart of those things for which they are gifted, i.e. the absent minded professor? In every situation of “why” there are reasons why we should on our part extend grace and mercy. It is not often the case that the “why” can honestly be attributed to “because I don’t care.” We give ourselves that grace because we are aware of those things that distract or even in moments of inexplicable behavior at least understand there is no reason other than we are simply human inclined to sometimes be a little stupid or honestly “not there.” But if we are honest we can at least assure that we work at never being in “why” moments because we simply do not care. If we do that then we will always be capable of learning from those moments. It is imperative that we allow others that same opportunity rather than rushing to judgment.

    • Jill says:

      Good word, Ron, totally agree. Part of being “awake,” is being self-aware and others-aware. Consider me challenged.

  4. John Walsh says:

    Jill, I had a very close friend that was a former Richmond Police officer who liked to say every bad idea started off as a good idea to someone. It was just the outcome that didn’t work out. I guess I view all of my “why” moments through that sort of view. Adults or kids, if we don’t live through some of those “good ideas” with bad results how do we ever grow?

    • Jill says:

      Hey John! Excellent point, especially for parents to be mindful of. I bet your friend was wonderful at his job. Jill