Sunday, October 25, 2009

Don't look a gift horse in the mouth...

Don't look a gift horse in the mouth
For those who don't know, this means to basically be thankful for a gift, and not look down on its value. Now, if you don't know what a gift horse is, this can be confusing. Adding to that would be the question of why someone would 'look him' in the mouth to begin with.

In the times that the phrase was coined, horses were quite the commodity, as their uses were many. One of the ways to possibly determine a horse's age is to look at its teeth, surely the younger the better. So it was probably rude to go digging around the mouth if someone gave you a horse as a gift, at least while they were still standing there.

I just returned tonight from a trip to a VERY nice golf resort weekend... Friday, Saturday & Sunday... Friday, as soon as we got there, It started to rain...rain, rain and more rain... at that moment, I could've started looking the "Gift Horse" in the mouth... I could've started complaining and looking at the negative stuff..

What happens when you get close to something? (say, maybe a horse?) you begin to notice the "Flaws"... the flaws that you didn't see when you were farther away...

My Point: just because you have flaws, doesn't mean you shouldn't let people get close... We weren't designed to do life alone... get over yourself and love God, love people, and love life!!!

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