Evil Joy Speaks

Spawning the next generation of evil genius, one misadventure at a time

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I Have Spoken…Thus It Shall Be.

Yesterday something happened in my world that rocked me.  And that event will be discussed in another blog post.  But it got me thinking. Why does bad stuff happen?  Why aren’t laws created to keep all safe and uphold values to which each of us could subscribe?  Is the system flawed?  Are we flawed?

As humans, we must value each other.  I believe in many things and those beliefs set me apart from others on more occasions than I’d care to admit.  I am in NO way saying I’m right or wrong, just often I find myself on the opposite side of ‘the’ issue than those surrounding me.  Sometimes, I admit, I take the opposite side just to see if I can see the issue from a different point of view.  I’m a HUGE advocate of ‘agree to disagree.’  For instance I often ask my friends of different religious beliefs to explain why and how their belief system works.  Not in order to be converted and certainly not to judge.

But to understand.

While I try hard to hold to my belief that good exists in all people, I often fail when faced with evils.  And by evils I mean events and the people behind the events that rob another of their right to happiness.  Somewhere there is someone who loves the person who did wrong.  Right?  I often ask myself, “What if that criminal or offender were my child?  Wouldn’t I love them, evil and all?”  Many times I’m left with a question in my mind of what line would have to be crossed for that conviction to be false?

Given the opportunity to create a law, what would that law be?  And what would be the reward for upholding said law?  And the punishment for breaking it?

Keeping in mind my given name is Joy….If I could create a law…

 

The Golden Rule.

“Do unto others as you would have them do unto you.”

 

The reward for upholding the law is the intrinsic value of having done the right thing.

The punishment….I don’t know.  I simply can’t answer that question.

If one were to follow the Golden Rule then it is clear.  If you steal, something is taken from you.  But then the person passing judgement on you is judging.  Therefore that individual must be judged.  It’s like a mobius strip of events.  Where does it stop and where does it start?

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I think it boils down to trying to follow the Golden Rule.  Be kind.  Do the right thing.  Be compassionate.  Remember you haven’t walked their path when you find yourself quick to judge.  Support each other rather than break each other down.

Just do it.  I have spoken.  Thus it shall be.

EJ out – to braid and blow-dry hair on spawn.  Golden Rule…does that mean someone else will do my hair?!?!?!?

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Welcome to a Secret Subject Swap. This week, 15 bloggers picked a secret subject for someone else and were assigned a secret subject to interpret in their own style. Today we are all simultaneously divulging our topics and submitting our posts.

My prompt : If you could create a law that would be upheld worldwide, what law would you create and what would the punishment be for breaking this law?

It was submitted by: http://berghamchronicles.blogspot.com  If you haven’t checked out this blog you should.  Right now.  And all of the other blogs listed below.  Do it.  Do it now.  (Said in best Arnold voice.)

Secret Subject Swap

 

Here are links to all the sites now featuring Secret Subject Swap posts.  Sit back, grab a cup, and check them all out. See you there:

 

http://www.BakingInATornado.com                          Baking In A Tornado

http://themomisodes.com                                       The Momisodes

http://www.someoneelsesgenius.com                     Someone Else’s Genius

http://fbxadventures.blogspot.com                          FBX Adventures (In Parenting)

http://spatulasonparade.blogspot.com/                     Spatulas on Parade

http://stacysewsandschools.blogspot.com/                Stacy Sews and Schools

http://thethreegerbers.blogspot.ch/                         Confessions of a part time working mom

http://www.outmannedmommy.com                        Outmanned

http://www.eviljoyspeaks.wordpress.com                  Evil Joy Speaks

http://www.impoverishedvegan.com                         Impoverished Vegan

http://climaxedtheblog.blogspot.com                  Climaxed

http://berghamchronicles.blogspot.com               The Bergham’s Life Chronicles

http://sparklyjenn.blogspot.com/                                 Sparkly Poetic Weirdo

http://dinoheromommy.com/                    Dinosaur Superhero Mommy

https://www.silenceofthemom.blogspot.com      Silence of the Mom

Good Samaritans – Theme Thursday

Good Samaritans come in all shapes and sizes.  They are the glue of our society.  Pay it Forward.  Do unto others.  Be kind.  Share.  Respect.

We’ve been blessed with the work of Good Samaritans more times that any one family ever should.  When Dr. Evil was earning his PhD. at Regions Hospital people did the following things (and I KNOW I’m forgetting some….)

1. Cleaned my house – and it was destroyed!

2. Did all of my laundry – and there were mountainS

3.  Watched my spawn.  For weeks.  This brings me to tears each and every time I think about the love they gave my children so I could be with Dr. Evil.

4.  Fixed my van and paid for new tires.

5.  Took care of me.  In so many ways.  From bring soda and gluten-free snacks to going for walks to telling me it was time to go home and see my family when no one else could get through to me.

6. Provided Christmas for my spawn.  And in all ways.  Dinner was provided.  ALL the gifts (and there were so many we actually donated some to the Children’s Hospital).

7.  Brought my spawnily dinner for months.  Multiple times a week.  And not just your average whatever.  People went all out and my spawn were fed delicious and healthy food.

8. Gas cards to help with getting to and from the hospital, getting the spawn to and from the places they stayed, and for getting to and from the Multitude of appointments Dr. Evil had once released.

9.  A Benefit.  They threw a benefit for Dr. Evil.  A Benefit…..there are no words …. and the generosity of everyone who came, donated, worked, organized….

10. Love – cards, notes, friendship, prayer, good wishes.

Each and every kind thought someone had for us during that HELLISH time was the act of a Good Samaritan making it little better each and every day.

Go look for the Good Samaritan in those around you.  Model it.  Show your spawn how to be a Good Samaritan.  I love hearing stories of Good Samaritans.  They warm my heart in a way not much else does – beside the hugs of my spawn….

I challenge each of you to be a Good Samaritan today.  What can you do to make life better for one person today?  Maybe it’s simply opening a door.  Maybe it’s paying for their coffee or lunch.  Maybe it’s sending a note to someone you know needs a little extra support.

Do it.

What are your experiences with either being a Good Samaritan or being on the receiving end?  Share your story with me.  Leave me a comment.

 
 

Jenn over at Something Clever 2.0 hosts this link up – Theme Thursday – and today – if you couldn’t tell – the theme : Good Samaritan.

EJ out – to teach my spawn to be Good Samaritans today and everyday.

If you’re feeling generous – two things.

1.  Go check out the link up – there are amazing bloggers – especially Jenn at Something Clever 2.0 – in the link.

2.  Click on the juggling lady up there on the right.  You’ll cast a vote for me at Top Mommy Blogs.  I’m trying to stay in the top 25 Humor blogs!  Help a girl out!

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