Today, I'm going to talk about a deep subject, something that I'm sure many people who know me (and love me) would be surprised to see/read coming from me, Miss Shallow And Damn Proud of It.
Today's subject is Prayer. I am not a religious person in any sense of the word. I think going to church would be a whole lot more enjoyable if the whole religion part of it was removed. Especially get rid of that whole, "My religion is better than your religion" aspect.
Anyhoo. You don't need religion to pray. You don't even need to believe in God. You just need to have faith that there is a Higher Power and have a positive outlook.
Personally, I don't believe that the Higher Power gives a rat's ass about Bristol Palin success at clomping around on "Dancing With the Stars" or which sports team deserves to win a Championship or choosing which pop star wins an award.
I also don't think God/HP does all the work for you. I've known people who were going through difficulties, usually of their own making, and instead of doing something to change their circumstances, they said they're just going to let God take care of it for them. Meaning, they're not going to do a damn thing but "pray" someone bails them out and then they'll chalk it up to God/HP answering their prayers. WhatEVER.
Prayer is a very personal thing. Some people prefer to use formal wording while others tend to pray very informally, kind of the, "Hey! Can you please keep watch over Loved One? I'd appreciate it. Thank you" school of prayer that takes place as they're going for a walk, working in the garden, etc.
The latter example is pretty much how I pray. That's right. I said I pray and no, I'm not going to be struck down by lighting despite what SOME people may think.
Lately, I've been doing A LOT of praying for our young friend, Justin ImHof. He is still in a coma after crashing while racing the Baja 1000. A fund has been set up to help his family and I'm asking, no, praying that not only will he wake up and come back to the people who love him but that people will add him to their prayers and perhaps make a donation to his fund.
I'm also asking that people visit the Team Justin ImHof Facebook page and leave a message for him, his family and his girlfriend. They could all use some positive thoughts.
"Each morning I wake up, before I put on my makeup, I say a little prayer for you."