The picture isn't very good, partially because a couple of the trophies are clear. The one I earned on Friday night is the smaller clear one in the front. Third place (out of three, lol). But, like one of my friends says... you've got to be in it to win it! I haven't trained, and have hardly skied this year, so I was just enjoying being out there!
Okay... here's the rant (so if you want to read about fitness or weight, just re-read my ski story
Yesterday, I posted the following picture:
A certain person, who shall remain nameless, but who figures prominently in many of my rants, wrote the following: "Love person for sure, not necessarily their behavior. There is a difference."
Now, for anyone not familiar with me, I am a huge supporter of gay marriage, and other equality issues. Keeping that in mind, this person's mandate to not love the behavior was probably directed at several of the groups mentioned on the shirt, but likely strongly biased towards LGBT people.
I am probably going to get in trouble for this (and for another reply to something else she said), but here was my rebuttal:
" [Insert name here], there is only one 'behavior' on this list: racism. And I do find it very hard to love people who are racists (or who are bigots towards other groups of human beings that might be different from themselves in any way). So, that is my challenge on this list.
Addiction is a condition that needs treatment, and homelessness is sad. Addicted and Homeless people need our love even more. Everything else is just a descriptor of one facet of a person's life, not behaviors. So I'm going to stay with, 'Love thy neighbor - unconditionally!'"
I am fairly certain that in her mind, most of the things on that list are behaviors, lol! I don't know if she'll reply. I tried to be as nice as possible. What I really wanted to say was something like, "Just because you want to judge people and discriminate against them for being different, don't try to diminish my message of Love!" Actually, I wanted to use harsher words and call her some names, lol, but I'm really trying to not lash out at her behavior (speaking of behaviors).
She was admonishing me (yes, the religious implications of that word are exactly what I am implying). And she was trying to put a qualifier on my statement of love and acceptance. Her views of love are so skewed by all of the qualifiers that she places on things, that I'm not sure she knows the true meaning of love. Sad. Truly sad.
Anyway, Love thy neighbor!