Some people will say I will keep you in my prayers and others will say I’m thinking of you and hoping for the best. If someone’s prayers for someone else bothers you, that’s not on them…that discomfort. It’s okay for someone to be religious or spiritual just as it’s okay for someone not to be. If we ask for tolerance for one thing, perhaps for our godlessness, we have to extend tolerance in exchange.
We have gut reactions. I have them as well. It’s hard not to knee-jerk at certain phrases or behaviors and it’s difficult to remember that the person opposite of us saying those things, doing those things is not the one who put the monsters in our closets.
We should remember not to cloak someone else’s words in our issues. We are all saying the same things, that we hope for the best outcome in a trying situation, especially since most of us are helpless to give anything else.
I am not religious. I don’t pray but I ferverently hope. That doesn’t mean I can’t appreciate the hope and wishes given to me in someone else’s packaging. If I do pray for anything, it is that we all remember we are all in this together, and sometimes hearing someone else is thinking of you — no matter how they phrase it, no matter how they are thinking of you — it makes life a little bit better.
Accept the lamp given to you to help ward off the darkness, even if it is not in your style or doesn’t match your decor. It is still a light, and one given freely.
All that said, #TeamNoKetchupOnEggs