Life is not a reality show!
You wanna know something? I'm really tired of the way life is playing out for many of us! We live life as if camera crews are following us around all day. We spend money as if the masses need to see it, update social media with our every whim and treat each other as if our interactions are all for ratings!
Preachers of LA is one of televisions' hottest docu-series. These preachers deserve all the attention they command. The primadonna and lead Deitrick Haddon is as flaky as box potatoes and keeps viewers confused and scrambling in the scriptures after each show.
With their new found notoriety, the preachers appeared on the Arsenio Hall Show a few weeks ago. At the close of their segment, Arsenio challenged them all to a "Preach Off". Their subject was simple: "Life is NOT a reality show". The preach off was supposed to pit each preacher against the other but in a fateful turn, each preacher actually said good things!
I've been holding onto that topic since they preached it. By the way, all of them were surprisingly good and relevant!
My take on it? Life really isn't a reality show! As the Real Housewives of Atlanta returned to television, Nene Leakes remarried her ex-husband, Greg. Before the show and her wedding special aired, news reports leaked about the outstanding debt and awful amount they owed for the lavish wedding. RHOA castmate Kenya Moore was in the news fighting an "illegal" foreclosure. There's no shortage of drama with reality television...
Now what about your life? Life throws us all curve balls, but we don't get those breaks like the stars on television. If you get a court notice, you go to court. If your bank account is upside down, you put money in the account!
These differences should remind us that real life is light years away from what is presented as "reality". So, I'm proposing this to all of us: LIVE LIFE! In fact, live YOUR life! Precious moments slip by us as we wait for the perfect time to update our status and tell Facebook all about it!
Kim Kardashian was surprised with a proposal at a ball game and her step-father, Bruce Jenner wasn't invited (even though her mother knew about the proposal ahead of time) because it didn't fit with the current "story line" on Keeping Up With the Kardashians.
How crazy is that? Are Bruce and Kris Jenner even separated? If you get your reality from television, you may as well jump in the box with 'em! Life doesn't always afford us opportunities to "wait for the cameras to stop rolling" before we can make up with a loved one after an argument or mend a friendship after a falling out.
Do what you can today and live your own reality! Do you owe someone a "thank you"? Tell them while you can speak and while they can hear! I've waited for the 'perfect time' and have ended up saying it over a casket at a funeral.
Love now, live now...live your reality!
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