Something happened this morning that really bothered me.
Maybe it is just me being me, I don't know.
Anyway let me tell you about it.
My wife told me yesterday that she needed a few dollars for gas.
I did not reply, I just said OK.
Well this morning I got up early enoungh (I get up at ass-crack thirty anyway)so that I could go out and get gas for her so that she would not have to worry about it. I did not tell her I was getting gas for her truck, I just went out and did it.
Anyway, I get back to the house, jump in the shower and proceed to get my clothes ready for work.
She wakes up and says, "I thought I told you I need some money."
Just the tone of her voice set me off.
I told her in a pleasant way (of course)that she said she needed gas, and her truck had gas.
Well her mouth fell open and she apologized for her attitude.
What bothered me (and is still bothering me) is that I am the type of man that does not need to be told that something needs to be done. If I see that the trash needs to be taken out, I take out the trash. If dishes need to be washed I wash dishes. If one of our vehicles need gas, then I go to the gas station. After whatever needs to be done is done, I don't broadcast it. You just see the results of whatever I have did.
As long as we have been together she should know that.
I do what I do because it needs doing. I don't do things for praise, or to be recognized or for people to say, "you did good".
I do not like attention. I don't like the spot-light. I prefer to stay in the corner and watch. But if I see a person needs help, then I help them.
Besides, God always sees what I do, so my payback will come through him.
I cannot stand a person that is only helpful when a camara is on. Or a person that does something and then tells anyone that will listen what they just did. Or a person that only does something if it will benefit them.
The old saying is true, Actions speak louder that words.
I think the world would be a better place if people would stop all the damn show-boating, and "Just Do It".