Friday, January 14, 2011

A Box Full of Kindness

Look at this…

It appears to be merely a box full of stuff. But really, it’s much more than that.

It’s actually a box full of thoughtfulness. A box full of kindness…indeed, a box full of love.

And? It was sent to Schmoop and I from the same general area where the serial shooting took place this past weekend.

While I know this all may sound full of hyperbole, this box sent from the Phoenix/Tucson area represents not simply the full on generosity directed at Schmoop and me…

It should serve as a reminder and symbol to all of us, that there is still more kindness in this world than crazy.

Certainly, the crazy and hate-filled jerks like Jared Loughner often grab the headlines by stealing the lives of others.

On TV, blowhards like Keith Olbermann and Glenn Beck distort an otherwise clear screen.

The likes of Sarah Palin, Michele Bachmann, and Alan Grayson make a mockery of the political lineage of Jefferson, Jackson, and Lincoln.

People of that ilk and the millions of others like them, are hateful, obnoxious, and in the extreme case…deadly.

Sometimes it seems as though that people like that are the norm in this world, but they are not. They’re just louder.

The vast majority of people in the world are good. They are the quiet kind that make up the vast majority of our planet.

And the quiet kind far outnumber the loud, hate-filled crazies that populate this world.

My buddy Desert Rat, the propagator of the aforementioned gift, is one of the many kind-hearted people in this world, and while there is only one Desert Rat, there are many others out there like her.

Ha…In fact, when Schmoop and I were unwrapping the contents (yes, she took the time to wrap some of the things), Schmoop said, “It’s like Christmas in January.

Schmoop was right, but more so…If you know a person like Rat, and we all do, it’s Christmas every day of the year.

I know…as I stated earlier, this post is a bit of hyperbole, but the events in Arizona last weekend and the corresponding origins of the gift gave me a reason to pause and think.

Just keep in mind folks, as the lovely Desert Rat, has reminded me, so let her actions remind you as well…

The quiet kind of the world far outnumber the loud, the crazy, and the lethal.

And one other thing…In spite of the following picture:

Desert Rat is NOT retarded.

Thanks my friend and to you all…

Cheers!!

19 comments:

Joker_SATX said...

Good Post! Congrats on the gift! Desert Rat is hot!

And Matt, that is why they built places like Arkham Asylum. To hold the crazies...like me.

Warrior_Kat said...

This is an awesome post! Desert Rat sounds like an amazing, loving, warm person. I don't know her, but I wish I did. You and Schmoop have been through a lot and you deserve this act of kindness and much more. I had a similar situation happen to me right before Christmas last year and it sucks. But while 2010 was full of heartache, there was also hope and positive things that happened too. I hope that for you and Schmoop as well. :-)

Jay said...

Excellent post and that Agent Rat is one hellova awesome person. Who also just happens to be damn hot!

Matt-Man said...

Joker: She's not merely hot. She is UBER-Hot and sweet as hell. Cheers Joker!!!

Kat: Why thank ya dear. Rat is one of the kindest people I have ever come across on the blogosphere or in life in general. She is truly the kindest of souls. And may you, Schmoop, and I have a wunnerful 2011. Cheers Hot Stuff!!

Matt-Man said...

Jay: Isn't she though? She is SHSK times ten. Cheers Funny Man!!

Beth said...

A lovely post for a truly wonderful lady!! Thanks Ena!!!

Matt-Man said...

Schmoop: Thanks and indeed, she is. Cheers and Zoooooves!! Sex tonight?

Beth said...

You betcha;)

Matt-Man said...

Schmoop: Thanks Sarah. Wink Wink... Cheers and Zoooooves!!

David said...

You used the word 'Retard' - Sarah Palin is going to be on you like white on rice with her vitriol.

I tried to send a care package to my unemployed friend but the post office wouldn't accept the box addressed to
Matt-Man
Across the street from a hospital
Bagwine OH (no zip available)

No wonder they are going bankrupt.

Dianne said...

what a beautiful post Matty!!
and so very true
the crazies are louder so there appears to be more of them

Rat looks beautiful in the first pic and adorable in the second

Mike said...

You go Rat!

I've got a package too. But like David I don't trust the post office so it's still under the tree. Next time you're in St. Louis.....

Michele said...

that was just the sweetest thing. May I say that DR looks really hot and not at all retarded.

Matt-Man said...

David: Ha. Very good. And just like those fuckers to slack off and not make an effort. Cheers David!!

Dianne: Correct on both counts. Hope you are feeling better, hot stuff. Cheers Sexy!!

Matt-Man said...

Mike: Ha...I'll let you know when we are scheduled to stop by. I'll bring some cheese and crackers...or something. Cheers Mike!!

Michele: She is hot and sweet, and...also just like you, she is smart as well. Cheers Michele!!

Desert Rat said...

Oh, my, I'm blushing - seriously - I can feel my face all flushy and stuff. Thank you, everyone, for your kind words. I hope every one of you has an awesome 2011 because you TOTALLY deserve it!

Matt-Man said...

Rat: You rock my dear, and all the best to you this year as well. Thanks again from Schmoop and me, and Corky says thanks too. Cheers Gorgeous!!

Scott Oglesby said...

You wrote this post well, loved it. And I love, the Rat of the dessert as well. She is too good for this world. And super hot.

She is a saint among scientists! For serious.

Matt-Man said...

Scott: Why thank ya. And indeed, Rat is all of that. Cheers Scott!!