The scissor comment is always the first one I hear. “Want me to cut that off for you?” They say. “Clever comment. No.” –– I grew up the majority of my life insecure. I probably still am in many ways. I for sure am in many ways. But I’m reaching this point in my life
I just may be the master of not saying things the way I intended to. I’m sure you can relate. You say something one way, it’s misunderstood, and taken another way.
Our lives are short. Like, short-short. We don’t know if tomorrow comes, we only have the very present space that we’re living in right now. It’s scary how little time we have on earth to share the love with the people we surround ourselves with, especially our life partners.
There’s always someone better, smarter or willing to sacrifice more than you to be number one. [ In America ] we forget we don’t have to be number one to be fully satisfied with ourselves. We live with a “winner-takes-all” mentality and lose sight there’s room enough to go around. Instead of celebrating those we want to be like, we secretly wish they’d crumble. You should always applaud those better than you–wether you feel like it or not.
I wear my emotions on my sleeve, as they say.
It’s always been difficult for me to mask my reactions. Somehow what I’m thinking and feeling on the inside gets displayed perfectly on my pale face for everyone to witness.
This is especially challenging when I really don’t want people to read my reaction to situations. More importantly than what other people think though, is the way that our emotions can flip the switch on how our day is going.
Being an envious or jealous person is, as we know, a very undesirable trait to carry on a daily basis. It will leave you feeling empty & alone––like a huge hole sits inside of you. These two emotions are a power duo that when consumed in excess will mess up your freakin’ mind. But … what if they aren’t all that bad?
We all desire to live a balanced life of work, fun & family, but it isn’t easy. In fact, some days it feels dang near impossible to get right.
Living in the real world of tasks, deadlines, bills, relationships, marriage … it can get pretty overwhelming to say the least. So what’s a guy & gal to do when you want to live a balanced life but can’t quite hit the mark? Well, the answer is easy … but you may not love it.
Ya know, there’s a real danger to being passive. Being passive is not a character trait, it is a character flaw. In our life we have many opportunities to be passive about different situations. We say it’s “OK” and we act like things don’t bother us and “it isn’t that big of a deal”. When, on the inside we are screaming and yelling because what we’re really wanting to say isn’t coming out.
Information will only take you so far. Passion is the real grit inside of a person that drives you to do something beyond that would have never done before. See – you gotta reach deep inside of you soul to find the true grit and substance of who you are.
If you only do what’s comfortable in life, you’ll be UN-comfortable. However, if you do what is uncomfortable for a season, you will find the comfort you’re seeking. I’m not sure about you, but I’ve held myself back many times because I only did what was “comfortable” in my life.