What’s wrong with “sappy?”
Random House defines “sappy” as “sentimental.” What’s wrong with that?
Why is it that when something romantic appears on TV, or something sentimental occurs, that we become so cynical and call it “sappy” and “unrealistic.”
Picture it . . . a scene where a man and a woman, or a man and a man, or a woman and a woman, let down their defenses and admit that they were wrong, and give credit to what the other person has done to bless their life. That’s “sappy?” Well, I’ll take that over cynicism any day of the week.
Emotions, love, acceptance, forgiveness, a big hug between two people that erases the foolishness of a dispute – yeah, I’ll take that.
There is a crowd that would say, “That’s not reality at all, that’s BS.” So, maybe it isn’t THEIR reality, because they have chosen to avoid that beautiful ideal. “Sappy,” to me, is an expression of our highest potential – to love with abandon, to forgive, to admit our weakness in the face of the strength of another.
Cynicism is a disease that sucks the life out of a soul. If there is anything that I would admit to DETESTING, it is the attitude of a cynic. I don’t need that, and I don’t want it around me.
Am I guilty of being a cynic at times . . . absolutely . . . but I recognize it, and make every effort to change that attitude.
There is nothing “sappy” about love; shower it on everyone with reckless abandon. “Sappy,” honest, loving, is our highest ideal. It is the Holy Grail for which to strive. Don’t be afraid to love, to give credit, and to give thanks. Don’t be afraid to make an emotional and impassioned speech. Don’t be afraid to cry when your heart leads you there.
I’ll take “sappy” any day. You can keep the cynicism.
Many Blessings To All…