Seven Deadly Sins
I grew up verrrryyy Catholic, but a happy Catholic. What is this supposed to mean? Well, I received comfort in my heart from the religion; it gave me a foundation for who I am today and I am going to leave it up to you to decide whether I am good or bad!
One of the things that always stood out to me about our teachings was the Seven Deadly Sins: PRIDE, ENVY, WRATH, GLUTTONY, LUST, SLOTH and GREED. Of course, all of these we can see are really bad things but I think all of them in small proportions could be good in our lives. It’s just a matter of how we apply them. One of the 7 deadly sins that I might find myself falling victim to is ENVY. Maybe the only time in humankind when we did not have envy was during the caveman days but after that and maybe more so now with television, social media, magazines, movies, etc..., it has driven us to constantly ENVY the person next to us.
I recently went to Las Vegas for a shoe show and the women I saw at the restaurants had amazing legs, breasts, butts, lips, nails, hair, skin, and it made me feel envious for not having any of those amazing attributes although I know now you can buy them all if you have the money! For a moment I want you to close your eyes… Well don’t close your eyes because you won’t be able to read what I want to tell you, so imagine myself with the lips of Kim Kardashian, the butt of J Lo, the breasts of Sofia Vergara, and the hair of Lady Gaga with one of her wigs. Imagine that…The results would be ridiculous. Ha! Ha! Pretty funny! I should just put envy aside and be happy with what I have. Besides, I own one of the best shoe closets in the city and the most important part is that I have been blessed with health and love!!!!!
The day of my birthday I fell into two of the seven deadly sins which were GLUTTONY and SLOTH. I treated myself with a massage at 10,000 Waves and it never fails that at the end of the massage session I didn’t want to leave the massage table. Has it happened to you that when you are holding a cat and the cat doesn’t want you to put him down, he digs his claws into your chest, arms and legs? Well, that is usually me - hypothetically not wanting to leave the masseuse. I luxuriously spent the rest of my day as a sloth! My afternoon was all Gluttony, celebrating all day long with food and drinks with my friends and finishing the evening with a loved one at Geronimo’s. Wow, that was a treat! Of course I have fallen into the 7 deadly sins at different times in my life. When and how? I am going to keep that little secret just for myself.
Please let me know which of the Seven Sins is your weakness!!