Wednesday, April 30, 2014

Lord, thank you that you have not given me...

If you are a regular reader of this blog, you know that I watch a lot of TV.

Like everyone, I have my favorites and because I do watch a lot, I rarely add in something new because I don't have enough time to keep up with my TV watching already.  I find myself now only watching things I think I might find out about through Twitter before I actually get to see the outcome (The Voice is a good example of this -- I watch it almost live usually) and holding things that I don't have to watch because, well, I don't have anyone to discuss them with (I have to keep up with the office shows such as Scandal because it messes up the lunch conversation if someone says -- NO!  STOP!  I haven't watched last night's episode yet!  And you might know that I hate being the one who brings the discussion to a grinding halt...) or because no one else I know really watches them (such as Drop Dead Diva).

Anyway, all this to say that last night I watched something new for the first time -- although I didn't stray much from my normal -- it is a Bravo show, of course:  The People's Couch.  The premise of the show is that it shows clips of shows and then shows normal people -- a family, some friends, etc. -- reacting to what they are watching.

My favorite thing that was said all night was when the couch people were watching Deadliest CatchDeadliest Catch is about these guys that do deep water fishing in Alaska and it really is dangerous.  People die and it is super gross.  Cynthia tried to get me to watch it for a while and I did try a few episodes, but I'm not manly enough to watch it.  My review:  Yuck.

So, they showed this grotesque clip from Deadliest Catch and the mom of one of the Couch families said this:  "Lord, thank you that you have not given me the gift of fishing."  Other than agreeing wholeheartedly with her and laughing out loud, she also got me thinking.

For what other gifts am I thankful that God didn't give me?
  1. Psychic Ability -- I really don't want to know what you think about me or what your dear departed want you to know.
  2. Numbers Ability -- While I'm sure that there are good things to this, the i-phone has made it unnecessary to remember numbers anymore.  Yay for me!
There are many others -- the gift of car repair, roof repair, plumbing repair -- I'm scared and/or grossed out by those.

But the main thing I am grateful for is that God did give me the gift of working for Community Partners of Dallas.  The gift of working with wonderful co-workers, volunteers, and board members.  The gift of helping kids and caseworkers.

P.S.  Of course, I also wish that God would give me the gift of being on The People's Couch.  I think Cynthia and I would kill it.

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