Actions….and their chain reactions…

It often seems that this is such an inevitable train…and at times it is…but there are other times when you begin to think…believe…that there is no such thing…Sometimes we think it is just…this is only when it suits us…and sometimes it feels like a sledgehammer…and you are left wondering  about the whys and the wherefores…but, whether we want to believe…accept…take in our stride or not…actions do set in motion a different set of actions…a reaction…some to our liking and…some not so much…but there it is…c’est la vie my friend…

In retrospect we regurgitate all the actions which brought about a particular chain reaction…but it is done…and no amount of chest beating can change that…the domino effect was set into motion often unknown to us…by an unthinking word..action…non-action… But more often than not, it is the action…non action….word…we know to be not quite “right”…quite often it is a purely unthinking  knee jerk reaction…sometime we just do not take the time or effort to correct ourself…blaming it on circumstances, temperament, our nature…whatever…not realizing the severity of the chain reactions that then ensue…which can be calamitous…bewildering…unimagined…unwelcome…or then amazing…miraculous…warm and welcome. The reactions are always there…sometimes sooner than later…sometimes so far in the distance that we do not even connect the dots till much later….but a chain reaction will ensue…only sometimes not always what we had hoped for…

It is only then that we realize that the defining…definitive…appropriate…just thing to do or say…is always the “right” thing…we all know what that is…irrespective of our posturing…we know! But as always, we lead ourselves to believe that our actions were just and hence the negative reactions affecting us are a one-off happenstance…our tempers…egos…me…myself…always gets in the way! Sometimes even our effort not to…seems inadequate…half baked…till it is too late…the prayer is that the Good Lord in His grace and generosity grant us faith and humility and always help us to be the best we can…more often than not… 

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