It’s crazy at my age I worry about being liked. Somehow I need to get over that and just be me and bless the world with that. Pleasing people is part of that. Being myself is important and I want to do that and hope people get it.
Easter is something to be lived out daily. It means intentional devotion and being active in ones faith community. The whole Sunday’s coming thing is meaningless if one doesn’t practice what they believe the other six days of the week.
For those of other faith traditions being active and engaged in your communities can only make the world a better place.
Everyone is critiqued about something in life. From a speech to art to a research paper. Your work is judged sometimes fairly, sometimes it’s picked apart and you have to start from scratch to make it better. It makes you feel good when you are on the right path and all you need is minor adjustments and perhaps adding another point or two. I think after fixing something if time allows let it sit for awhile and come back to see if the improvements are going to work. I have to remember there are people out there who know more about some things than I do and their advice is meant to make me and my work better. It’s hard not to take it personally but don’t take it personally.
I am 49 this year and I am from the Generation X era which was raised on pop culture, TV and Music Videos. Millennials I have found are just trying to find their way in the world. I am proud to call a few of them brothers and sisters in blogging and friends in life. Generational differences aside we are all humans and we need to work together to make this world a better place. They are going to change the world. It might not be what Baby Boomers or even Gen-Xers would do but that’s OK. The world is very different with them in it and the things that worked in previous generations won’t work with them.
I see good things for them and it is becoming their world and their time to shine. I hope they will take the wisdom of the ages and use their own sensibilities to create a greater community. Maybe they will take faith and use it for the best. It’s going to be exciting to see what this generation will do. It’s a group that is here and is getting ready to lead.
When you connect with me you get an authentic person who is kind, considerate (most times) and caring. I will always try to lift a person up. I am overly eager and a people pleaser. There will be no saying I am sorry for being nerdy, geeky and dorky. I am like a Labrador in that I am overly friendly. I will call you a friend even if we have met only a couple of times. The stuff I am passionate about like my heart is worn on my sleeves. When you get me you get someone who is flawed, faithful and awkward at times. Sometimes I am sad but always hopeful and positive. All I know how to be is myself and I hope that is enough for anyone who wants to be in my life. I will stand for the little guy and living in a just world for everyone. I am a believer in my higher power (God and that sort of thing) and its that faith that informs me to be who I am. I promote inclusion for others and hope the same for myself.
In short, what you see and read is what you get with me.
I realize I am not the greatest driver in the world but I try to go the speed limit or below during the weather we in Chattanooga have had recently, which has been rainy. When you see people going around you at a much faster speed than you it makes you wonder what has these people in such a hurry. Its just dangerous to see these cars wizzing by. I get that these people might be late or some other reason for doing what they do but its just plain scary.
I have been disappointed and I am sure I have disappointed people. We all need to give ourselves a break. Being human is a hard thing to be but its all we are. Getting our hopes up can be dangerous due to the fragile nature of our feelings and emotions. For me being a people pleaser makes the disappointment thing that much harder to cope with. All I can say is that disappointment is a hard habit to break.
(Thanks to Rosie Culture for inspiring this post)
The world is full of anxiety. We are on edge about a lot of things. Sleep is difficult and dreams are not always sweet. Perhaps we need to breathe more and turn off all the bad news. Well its hard to do all that. What’s going on world, why are we so wound up? Peace come soon over all of us.