I received a beautiful meditation today from Pema Chodron, the Buddhist teacher. I receive them via email now and then. I signed up for them because I love her writings, and today's topic just hit the nail on the head with me and one of my friends, so I forwarded it to my friend, along with a very sarcastic comment, to the effect of "Oh, bleep her and all of her Buddhist bleep! I'm just kidding. But what about the timing of all of these reminders? It seems as if Someone is listening to our prayers..."
What I meant was that the message was so timely that it felt like an answer to prayer.
But I accidentally sent it back to Pema Chodron, instead of to my friend.
I followed this up with my most sincere apologies, explanation of the context, admiration of Pema Chodron and her work...but I think I just stepped into a pile of crap.
Sarcasm is funny, but it can get you into trouble.
I guess I won't be asking Ms. Chodron to endorse my book.