By Yay Padua-Olmedo

Augmentation gives a ray of hope for women who want to counter the inevitable sag of their front and rear fenders.

More like grasping at straws or wind if truth be told, because really, youthful-you will inevitably wilt like a prune in spite of your plastic surgeon’s add-ons. Fact of life: your north wanting to meet with your south is irreversible.

Makes you wonder, and while we’re at it, why not go for ear augmentatîon instead?

Fact of life: your north wanting to meet with your south is irreversible.

With mal-hears, less-hears or miss-hears resulting in frayed nerves and bungled relationships, maybe we need more ear-lifts than any kind of lift.

But larger ears may lessen your curb appeal, metaphorically speaking. Imagine yourself looking like a beagle or a rabbit with your augmented ear.

Besides, God made sure our two cute side flaps are perfect as they are. Our ears are magnificent little organs which direct sound waves into our brains and help our bodies maintain balance. So let the two ears suffice.

That’s why He instructs us on their use. “My dear brothers and sisters, take note of this: Everyone should be quick to listen, slow to speak and slow to become angry,” James 1:19.

Listening must be intentional, otherwise, heard messages just get stashed in our brain’s trash bins or, as we often say, go out the other ear. Most of the time, we listen to rebut or to impress others with our counter-ideas. These can lead to senseless arguments if we’re not careful.

This teacher prays her students would be quick to take notes to thoroughly understand their lessons, especially those on character, values, and morals—versus their ears being tuned out and turned on to their smartphones instead.

I bombard heaven with prayers for my children and grandkids, that they will heed Jesus’ words instead of the voices subliminally spoken and peddled by a worldly system which labels good bad and bad good.

A  Christian network reports that even children raised on biblical principles and environments have left their faiths to follow feel-good, live-free doctrines.

But the hearing or listening issue is just the tip of the iceberg.

James 1:22 “But be ye doers of the Word, and not hearers only, deceiving your own selves.”

“Teachable” is what we call someone who applies the good that he hears.

You may have a masters or doctorate degree, or lord it over a number of people in your place of work, but if you’re a bully and insensitive to people’s situations, then you’re just like a cloud without rain—high up there, but utterly useless.

Listening is a heart matter as well.

King David was clearly a man after God’s heart. Because David remained focused on God, he oftentimes heard from Him. And whatever God instructed, David obeyed—except for one, when he let lust get the better of him, resulting in the downfall of his kingdom.

Lord, may our ears and hearts be totally attuned to You, in Jesus’ name.

Yay believes that her purpose as a Christian is to become salt and light where God has placed her. Aside from teaching Marketing, Advertising and Public Relations at Southville Foreign University in Las Pinas City, Philippines, she conducts motivational and business seminars and write inspirational materials. You can visit her blog at http://nuggetslifeslittlelessons.blogspot.com/

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