SPOOF SPACE BY STEELE CODDINGTON | APRIL 16, 2013
Celebrate good things
As the highly intelligent readers of Spoof Space know, the diversified staff of humans and animals with advanced degrees in anthropomorphics who write these articles occasionally depart from the humorous intent of Spoofing. The reason is twofold. First, to draw attention to radical left-wing idiots intent on another government way to purposefully undermine the country, and secondly to highlight and celebrate GOODNESS involving things, persons and events – like Easter, Christmas, Conservatives, Tea Partiers, the Israelis, the Irish, the Flag, the Constitution, Charles Krauthammer, Ann Coulter, Thomas Sowell, dogs, horses, family and hundreds of other great proponents of what's really right in the United States. So today, we'll celebrate Easter as it approaches, to convey its expression of "good news."
Easter, as most people know, celebrates the resurrection of Jesus after his crucifixion, one of the fundamental beliefs of the Christian faith. The influence for good in the United States and its institutions is reflected in the overall Judeo/Christian ethic that is characterized by the idea of "doing the right thing." Part of the good message also includes the Easter baskets filled with gifts presented to children – intended to help them understand the meaning of giving to others. Separately, the fun for children is found in a scramble called The Easter Egg Hunt. While sometimes misunderstood, its significance is the idea of sharing and giving, using colorful eggs as the ancient symbols of rebirth and reawakening that epitomize the celebration of a monumental gift and subsequent resurrection that brought hope to the world.
While not directly connected to Easter, an idea that suggests a personal way to commit yourself to giving is totally in sync with the miracle of the season and is wonderfully expressed in Mother Teresa's famous prayer The Final Analysis. Perhaps you could find a place for it in someone's Easter Basket.
People are often unreasonable, irrational and self-centered.
Forgive them anyway.
If you are kind, people may accuse you of selfish, ulterior motives.
Be kind anyway.
If you are successful, you will win some unfaithful friends and some genuine enemies.
If you are honest and sincere, people may deceive you.
Be honest and sincere anyway.
What you spend years creating, others could destroy overnight.
If you find serenity and happiness, some may be jealous.
Be happy anyway.
The good you do today will often be forgotten.
Do good anyway.
Give the best you have, and it will never be enough.
Give your best anyway.
In the final analysis, it is between you and God.
It never was between you and them anyway.