What NOT To Bring Into The NEW Year... B L A M E !!

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Real Estate Broker/Owner with Rice Prprty Mgmnt & Rlty, LLC, South Holland, IL 481.010183

Blame points a finger, finds fault, and searches to criticize someone or something for having differing methods or ideas.  The one doing the blaming usually has no mercy toward the accused. 

And, just WHO is to BLAME? 

  • The President we y'all elected - it's HIS fault!
  • NO - It was the PAST president's fault!
  • The Republicans - THEY are the ones! (Just ask the Democrats)                        
  • NOPE!  It was the Democrats! (Just ask the Republicans)                       
  • Wall Street - It's their fault!  Nah! - Main Street!
  • Sub-Prime Mortgages - those greedy lenders are responsible!
  • Those REALTORS®!  They are to blame!  Nope - It's the down market! 
  • The government!  The Weather!  The rich! The poor!  Your Mama!  Your Daddy!
  • The serpent - "It was him" said the woman.... he's tricky!
  • NO!  Adam said, it was the WOMAN given me by GOD!! <---- hmmmm It's HIS fault??

From the beginning of creation there was BLAME. Today there is plenty to select from... choose one!  2010 will be here in a few hours.  Just WHO will we blame for something in the new year?  It's OUR choice!  We can continue to point the finger, OR we can CHOOSE not to!  No matter what we face, life will always have challenges.  That's what LIFE gives... tribulation!  It's a promise!  Spending time blaming instead of getting on with our purposes is not the better way.  Some things we cannot change.  GOD Himself is not raising His own finger to make corrections of some or of things taking place in the earth  .... so WHY is mere man attempting that job?  Do WE know more than HIM?

Never has God NOT fulfilled His Word which says.....
ALL THINGS work together for our good!  Interpretation:  GOOD will come out of every situation regardless to HOW it looks presently!  No need to fault find and judge a brother, sister, or these times!  RELAX!  Let's get back to our short tenure here on earth before bitter nagging takes us out prematurely!  Will we overlook a transgression of another and trust God to do His job.... or are we perfect?  Will we remain grateful if our lifestyles are altered a bit?  Can we adapt and make the best of new changes, or will we continue to protest inwardly like an immature spoiled brat who has to have it our own specific way right now?  

Let's look at  B L A M E from another angle - a very simple way to remember:

B L A M E =  B   LAME  (Be Lame)
Being lame (being crippled) - Means we have crippled (limited) ourselves from getting to our destinies by becoming dependent upon what someone else has said or done. We have become blindsided, stuck, and impotent.  Our focus...  is on another instead of on OUR purposes.  We are lame.

B L A M E =  BLA   ME  (Blah me)

Blah  me - This is when we have become all talk, and NO action...  like a busybody spreading opinions our minds are stuck on.  Our life is on hold!  All that comes out is blah blah blah - We have no credibility and NO ONE wants to hear this worthless talk- except for the immature stuck there too! 

B L A M E - This is NOT something we want to bring into 2010 is it? 
  What if The Savior said, "Hold up... it's NOT MY fault, YOU are the one to BLAME dude!!  Let ME get off this cross right now, you ungrateful sinners!!  Just LOOK at how y'all are acting!  Didn't I just restore your sight a few hours ago?  And what about you?  You couldn't even walk!  Many of you would have starved if I had not fed you in the wilderness!!"

B L A M E - We cannot afford to use it! 
Let us resolve to get rid of that weight, and the sin that easily besets us, and let us run with patience, the race that is set before us, looking unto Jesus....

 

Rice Property Management & Realty, LLC Servicing South Suburban Illinois & Northwest Indiana communities, and can be reached online at: www.862RICE.com  Phone: 708-862-RICE (7423)

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Rainmaker
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Michele Reneau
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Diane-I love it! No more lameness or blahness from anyone in 2010! Happy New Year!

Dec 31, 2009 10:17 AM #20
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Diane, And you know those who drink and do silly things tonight or wake up with a severe hangover will blame it on the alcohol! (I couldn't resist!) <!:)

I enjoyed your post very much! Happy New Year to you! I look forward to spending more time with you here in the Rain!

Dec 31, 2009 11:28 AM #21
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And I hope people won't do some stupid things tonight and blame it on the AL AL AL AL AL CO HOL -LOL. Great post to end 2009 Diane. Happy New Year to you.

Dec 31, 2009 12:32 PM #22
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Irene Tron
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Just when I thought my problems were everyone else's fault!  NOT!  :-)  Thanks for the attitude check reminder. Hava a fantatic 2010.

Jan 01, 2010 12:49 AM #23
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Diane Rice
Rice Prprty Mgmnt & Rlty, LLC, South Holland, IL - Lansing, IL
SFR, SRES, CNC

Michele:  Appreciate you reading... and thanks for the well wishes!

Wanda:  The booze made me do it?? LOL  Best wishes toward you also!

Lanre:  Blame is no respecter of persons or things! Happy 2010!

Irene:  Thanks YOU TOO! 

Jan 01, 2010 03:23 PM #24
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Lee & Carol Barbour, REALTORS
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Great post Diane! I think we can all fall victim to the blame game at some point. Love the way you broke down the the word/definition to B LAME and BLA ME.

Jan 02, 2010 02:27 AM #25
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Claude Cross
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Diane - What an exceptional post ! You are a very talented writer. This twist of the word blame is very timely as we make resolutions for the new year. Here's hoping that 2010 finds you filled with happiness.

Jan 02, 2010 03:39 AM #26
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Diane Rice
Rice Prprty Mgmnt & Rlty, LLC, South Holland, IL - Lansing, IL
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Hi Carol!  I think though, that most of us blame ourselves more than others... <---that be me.

Claude:  So GLAD you liked it!  Thanks for the well wishes this way! 

Jan 02, 2010 04:57 AM #27
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Deena Cottingham
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You go, Diane! The problem with BLAME, too, is that while it may seem somewhat emotionally satisfying to see the responsibility for less than a perfect situation falling on someone else's shoulders . . . we give up the power to actually have a more positive affect on it ourselves!

Jan 02, 2010 05:03 AM #28
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Tamara Inzunza
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You said it!  It's so much easier to blame others.  If we all lived by the philosophy "Be the Change you Want To See" that would solve a lot of our problems.

Jan 02, 2010 05:40 AM #29
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Diane Rice
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Denna:  Well said... even when we blame ourselves!

Jan 02, 2010 05:41 AM #30
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Diane Rice
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Tamara - you certainly have the right attitude.  Thanks for joining in! 

Jan 02, 2010 05:51 AM #31
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Gabrielle Kamahele Rhind
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HELLLOOOOO DIANE!  Well, hmmm, then I can't blame you for getting me over 140k points today??!!! Your last comment put me over the mark and I happily blame and thank you for that!  And for "fanning" me on FB!!  What a gem you are!  I do appreciate your words and thoughts so much about this!  So - back to your post, if people stopped blaming and pointing fingers we would solve problems and get things resolved a whole lot quicker.  I constantly teach my daughter and her friends your message - you know kids will always say, "Well she started it .." or "It's his fault that it broke.." - and to nip it early goes along way to accomplishing this!  Happy New Year D! -- Gab

Jan 02, 2010 07:08 AM #32
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Jane Cross
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Diane, I am hopin' we both have someone to blame for making us really, really wealthy this year! Happy New Year to you and yours.......and let's give last year the old heave-ho...out the door it goes!

Jan 02, 2010 07:09 AM #33
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Point the finger at anyone and there are more fingers pointing back at the one pointing! 

 

Jan 02, 2010 11:31 AM #34
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Diane Rice
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Gab:  So happy for you that you reached over 140K!!  And fanning you?  Of course!   Blame me for it all!

Jane:  Listen hunnie... when we get all that wealth, there won't be a blaming bone left in either of us! YAY!

Judi:  Blame... a way to get more points eh?

Jan 02, 2010 11:50 AM #35
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Diane, I agree, there is no future in blame.  All my best for a happy, healthy, and prosperous New Year to you!

Jan 03, 2010 04:20 AM #36
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Diane Rice
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Silvia!  You too!

Jan 03, 2010 05:57 AM #37
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Karen Anne Stone
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Diane:  I think playing the "blame game" is a game we can only lose.  A great quote that I thought of while reading your post was... "if you're not part of the solution, you're part of the problem."  Thanks for a great post.

Jan 03, 2010 05:36 PM #38
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Diane Rice
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Hi my new friend!  We are either the problem or the solver of it aren't we?  Thanks for your support!

Jan 04, 2010 01:17 PM #39
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