Hello, again! It’s been silent here for the last 3 months. Honestly, I was plumb out of words! The weeks leading up to the holidays and those after are notoriously crazy and noisy. For you, too? Post-crazy, I needed to be quiet. Silent. And listen to the “shhhh-ing” inside. The noise of my life had become so loud.
I love order and calmness and quiet. But, I live in a world in which there are only small doses of order, few moments of calmness, and very much anti-quiet.
All my life, I’ve pushed to be the best: the MVP, the high-point scorer, the Homecoming Queen, the President of the Student Body, the bible study teacher, the History Department Head, the Account Team Manager.
I’ve pushed and I’ve pressed to keep climbing the ladder, to be #1, to not be satisfied with anything but the tops.
Because, you know… beingthe bestequals worth and validates all my hard work and effort. Read More →
I’ve loved your responses and extended conversations about… conversations! Indeed, it is a valuable topic to discuss and to learn more about. Just a few weeks ago, we unfolded that a great conversationalist:
One of the most humbly ways to live small is to accept help.
Just yesterday, I was having a rough one. My sweet girlfriend could tell I was in dire need, and she offered to bring over dinner. I graciously responded with “No, thank you. I’m putting chicken in.” (you know, it was on the menu board ; )
Although, not having to cook would be delightful. Read More →