Taylor Swift: Nice or needs attention?

Have you seen the video of Taylor Swift giving away gifts to her fans for Christmas?  She has been dubbed as Taylurking. It is where she has sort of stalked some of her fans on social media.  Then, learned what they like, where they work, go to school, what their kids & friends, names are, etc.,.   She bought presents for these people in regards to what their interests are.  The video has been circling around the internet.  I saw it shared by someone on Facebook.  If you missed it, you can see it here.

I watched it.  My first knee jerk reaction was, “That was nice of her.”  Then, I got to thinking about it.  Being the first class skeptic I am , I have a few questions.

1. Who filmed this?  Obviously, it was intentional.  Not just some random personal videoing going on.

2. Why did this individual/individuals video it?  Was it just for fun or entertainment?  Then, they got the idea, “Let’s make a video for the internet so everybody can see how amazing Taylor really is?”

3. Why did Taylor feel the need to display her kindness?  Albeit, this was a well thought out, good hearted, thing to do, why toot your own horn, Taylor?

4. Did Taylor feel the need to have praise for what she did?

5. Am I looking at this all wrong?

6. Why would she have not done these kind deeds & kept this as a special memory of friendships with her fans?

I saw a comment by someone on the Facebook post stating Taylor had recently been to a children’s hospital.  They said she spent more than normal celebrity time with the patients & no one knew about it.  Ok.  What’s wrong with that?

This is what Jesus says about doing for others:

Matthew 6:1-5

Take heed that you do not do your charitable deeds before men, to be seen by them. Otherwise you have no reward from your Father in heaven. Therefore, when you do a charitable deed, do not sound a trumpet before you as the hypocrites do in the synagogues and in the streets, that they may have glory from men. Assuredly, I say to you, they have their reward. But when you do a charitable deed, do not let your left hand know what your right hand is doing, that your charitable deed may be in secret; and your Father who sees in secret will Himself reward you openly. (NKJV)

I am not a Taylor Swift hater.  As a matter of fact, I like her music.  I think she made a very strategic move going from Country to Rock.  It was inevitable.  To my knowledge, she has not publically twerked or sung songs about kissing girls & liking it.  So, she has that much about her.  I can let my 11 year old listen to her, without much worry.  But, this video stunt is kinda like being classy.  If you have to tell someone you are classy, then are you?  If you have to make a video about what a big heart you have, then do you have a big heart?  Someone help me get through this.  Any insight is welcome.

I hope you are having a great week.  Whoever is praying for rain, in northeast Mississippi, please stop.  We are good.  Until the sun shines again, I have to be going, because I should be washing clothes.

pdaMe & my girl Taylor PDAin’ it up.

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Where did it go??

I was looking for something today.  I looked everywhere & don’t know where it went to.  I promise it was here somewhere, then it was gone.  Maybe you have seen it.  It’s called 2012.  Where did it go to?   Time is slipping by so quickly. It seems like not long ago we went down to the beach on vacation. Today I have on a thick sweater & Christmas is next month!  (Did I just say next month??)  And FINALLY got this gosh awful election out of the way.  All I know about that is, if you don’t like who the president is, just wait 4 years.  Then, he will never be able to be president again. Ever.Ever. Ever. Never. Ever. Ever. (Thank you, Taylor Swift for that obnoxious song that I can’t ever, ever, get out of my head.)

The only thing that stays the same is that things will change.  I’m so glad I don’t have to wonder where God went.

Lo, I am with you always, even to the end.  Matt 28:20

Jesus Christ is the same yesterday, today, & forever. Hebrews 13:8

…I will never leave thee or forsake thee. Hebrews 13:5

…He is not far from each one of us. Acts 17:27

If you ever look around & wonder where the time went- remember Jesus is always near.  We just have to draw near to Him.  He will be there for us.  Being Christians, we have that avenue of prayer to the Father.  We can personally talk to the Lord anytime we want to.  That in itself lets me know Jesus is only as far away as we choose Him to be.

Thank you so much for visiting with me today.  I love it when you stop by!  I have to be going now, because I should be washing clothes.