The Blame Game

February 28, 2010


Oh, stop it already. I was reading my online news the other day and couldn’t get over the number of times the word “blamed” was used. A sixty-year-old schoolteacher, who stabbed a man in the throat, blamed the attack on stress he suffered from high school students making fun of his last name. A truck driver, whose rig crashed into a parked car, blamed the accident on the chilli he was eating while driving. And an actress, who recently underwent 10, yes 10, cosmetic surgery procedures in one day, blamed criticism over her looks, as the reason for the excess.
It kind of reminds me of the story of the Garden and all the blaming that went on between Adam and Eve. I think the Devil was proud of the part he played. And yet the truth remains, that it’s only when we accept responsibility for the choices that we made in our past, that we can take control over our future.
So, before we start trying to point the finger at others for what happened yesterday, instead let’s choose to move ahead, with God’s help, and make better decisions tomorrow.
Have a great week and remember: To see what is really possible, you will have to attempt the impossible.