Thursday, October 29, 2009

'Inadequate or Not Enough...'

Pardon the soapbox...

I keep seeing commercials for a new drug that will grow eyelashes, for those of us who have 'inadequate or not enough lashes'. What? I am so disturbed that now even eyelashes can be inadequate, I just can't even tell you. And it may cause staining around your eyelashes that may be reversible. AND it may cause your iris's to turn brown, and that may not be reversible. But if you have inadequate eyelashes you have to do something about it!

Facebook has changed, again, and I keep seeing notifications like these:
John Doe only has 17 friends. Suggest friends for him!
Make facebook better for Jane Doe, write on her wall!
Evidently a computer generated social application can now tell us how happy we are, or aren't, by data-mining our online communications. Nice.

Christmas advertisements have been pushing on the kids channels for a while now. Grace must have everything for Christmas, or her next birthday - which is next September. AND she thinks that I really must have that thing that mounts on the wall and dispenses toothpaste. She's sure I want it, need it. Nope. I'm positive.

I don't know how you feel, but I am tired of feeling inadequate. I don't want to be told that I need more things and I definitely don't want some computer program to imply I am short in the friend department. I don't really have a solution, but I know more stuff, more adequate eyelashes, and inane comments on my facebook page are not the answer.

Today I am asking God to re-aim my desires, give me supernatural peace & contentment and teach me the difference between 'needs' and 'wants'. HE'S the only thing, the only one that makes me adequate, and HE'S what I want, AND what I need.


  1. I'm LOVING your soapbox:) I'm always amazed at the commercials...and their effect on people. In the past we've had a $200 limit on Christmas for my teenagers and less for my younger children...and we were told this was "sad".

    With the adoption of my 3 newest kids, we've decided to be even "sadder". We are limiting Christmas to $50 a piece. We gave them lots more for their individual birthdays...after all, that's THEIR birthday. But for Christ's birthday, they will not be the focus this year. We will use the extra money by supporting something like Heifer International, Compassion Child, Samaritan's Purse, etc.

    Thank you for your heart. I found your blog through A Holy Experience and came looking for your list...and found your delightful soapbox.