Enticed

Have you ever done something you know you shouldn’t do, but you did it anyway ?

Last night my husband enticed me to enter his T.V. watching room, (man cave), to watch a movie. He knows I don’t watch television, but he lured me in by saying that this was a funny movie. He knows how much I love to laugh !

And so I entered this dark room, with its zebra print carpet, and sat down on the leather couch to watch the funny movie, and I became fascinated with how clear the images on the ‘Smart’ T.V. were.

Initially, the movie provided a few chuckles, but then, as the film progressed, I reluctantly watched scenes of violence, gambling, alcohol consumption, racism, homophobia and lying. I am unsure why I didn’t get up and leave. Perhaps it was the comfortable couch.

This was no comedy ! However, it did remind me why I avoid television watching.

I have a plan, however. The next time my husband invites me to watch a ‘funny ‘ movie, I will politely decline.

Then I will make a delicious cup of Laura Secord hot chocolate, and retreat to my prayer and blogging room.

I will enjoy the tiny lights I have placed there, sip my delicious drink, and listen to the ocean waves.

Dear Father, lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from evil.

27 thoughts on “Enticed

  1. From my male perspective I will assume he wanted to spend time with you. Instead of retreating to separate rooms I would suggest he choose something you could do together and let him pick from three choices you have already made up
    You could each have three choices (not tv) in a hat and even make a blind pick. Discuss in advance what’s not on the list for everyone. Being together is the goal.

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  2. Sally, yes of course I have done a few things I wished I hadn’t later when I thought it through! But, we certainly don’t need to get into that I’m sure! Seems you had thought it through long ago and made a great decision because one of my teachers in high school used to say television is a wasteland and that was long before all of this sick total garbage ever came along filling the program log! If you avoid television you do your brain a huge favor and if you avoid it for the lovely reasons you specified that followed your excursion into that sheeple land of television viewing; you are doing two favors for yourself, one for your brain and another for your conscience; which in turn is great for your heart and soul! Good for you, and I hope many others will awaken to the waste of time and mindful endeavor that they miss out on by being tapped into by the BOOB TUBE!
    Here is one I think I wrote just for good sensible people like you!
    God Bless You and Yours,
    Lawrence

    https://lawrencemorra.com/2019/07/14/brain-washed-sheeple/

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      1. Thank you Sally, and again your article was excellent as well as enlightening to hopefully many others out in the world who read it and wise-up. Yes surprisingly I don’t hear that term β€œBoob Tube” being bandied about these days but back in the day it was fairly common and like I said my teacher among others at the school all used it often to get us kids to study more than sit on our duffs and waste precious study time at home. And in the older days lol, programming I think was actually very tame or docile and sweet in many instances having many of the Great Generation stars or entertainers with morals, integrity and class in them; but now it’s actually a vulgar group of people and programming for the most part!
        Hey, at least you got an opportunity to confirm your previous wise decision and conviction to steer clear of the Tube! Now because of the shock value effect, you can savor your time reading and writing so much more; so Kudos to you! 😁 πŸ‘
        Have a great weekend!
        Lawrence

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  3. Sally, you make me laughπŸ™‚ you are a gem! I can just imagine you cringing as you continue to watch that movie. You have a gentle spirit and these modern movies are not for you. Have a blessed weekend.

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  4. Sally, you are so LOVELY!!!! πŸ₯°And I love your gentle heart! πŸ’•πŸ’•πŸ’•πŸ’•πŸ’•

    I got touched though that your hubby invited you into β€œhis world” ….. wanting to connect …. Aww that is LOVE!!! β€οΈπŸ’›πŸ’™πŸ’œπŸ§‘πŸ’šπŸ§‘πŸ§‘πŸ’œπŸ’™πŸ’›β€οΈ

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      1. I love how you maintain your stance on your preferred shows …. lovely balance as you share your worlds and honor your soul and faith too ❀️ You inspire me πŸ’•πŸ’•πŸ’•πŸ’•πŸ’•

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      2. By the way, after reading your post I enjoyed a yummy cup of hot choco …. thanks for amazing idea haha …. cheers!!! β˜•οΈ

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  5. Yes, you are not alone. Join the club. We don’t watch the same shows, either. I try to get my wife to watch stuff with me all the time. We updated our phones and TV’s fairly recently. Now, my wife’s kids don’t roll their eyes whenever they decide to drop on by. We are ‘officially’ updated in our technology. Actually, I was fine with my old 200 pound projection TV and flip phone. But, then, that’s just me… ‘If it works, don’t fix it’.

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  6. Oh, I understand. I am very sensitive to all those things in movies too. Andrew and I do watch movies together, but I am very picky. I can’t watch anything that is really dark. My favorite movies are cute Disney movies that make me laugh. πŸ™‚

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