Accepting her award Tammy is wearing a lovely pink fuzzy robe made by Charter Club complimented by her sleek leopard print slippers by Danskin. Her outfit is complimented by stylish curlers and a minimum amount of make-up, giving her a very natural look.
Ha! Wouldn’t that be nice!
I look at the celebrities and am betting that their life is not nearly as rosy as many would think. Still, they have it better than most. I love watching award shows; the outfits, the movie stars, the glib comments that make for great sound bites. But it occurs to me that awards are seldom given to those who really deserve them.
If you ask me (and I know you didn’t) I think that the everyday man who struggles to put food on the table and keep the electricity on, the single mom who does what she needs to do to make ends meet, the college grad who is working to pay the rent and build a life, teachers, secretary’s, firemen; these are the real winners deserving of an award.
When we get caught up in the struggle of things worry can easily dictate the day. It would be a great help if we received an accolade from time to time for our efforts as well as our accomplishments.
We don’t live on a movie set and life doesn’t hand out awards for surviving. It should. It takes a lot more these days getting from one day to the next.
I have to wonder about a society that pays millions for an actor to perform in one movie but pays a teacher so little to teach America’s future leaders. I am a big fan of free enterprise but believe that common sense and a moral obligation towards the greater good should come into play somewhere.
I guess it’s a matter of priorities. But whose? Certainly not mine. I think it would be a better world if what we believe in is what we rewarded. Things like kindness, generosity, fairness and effort as well as achievement.
I believe in giving a chance and taking one. I believe that awards should be given to those who try and still don’t succeed; for it’s the ones who fail and get up to try again that are our salvation. I believe in truth in advertising, full disclosure and positive re-enforcement. I believe in myself (most days) and I try not to place too much worth on glitzy award shows. I know who should really be standing up on that stage.
And so, I give the award to all of us who hold it together in spite of all things that try to pull it apart. It’s about damn time.
My advice: wear your best bathrobe when accepting. The critics are relentless.