If a picture speaks a thousand words, what does yours say?
I heard something weeks ago that I am still chewing on, like a cow’s cud…over, and over. I give Ralph Rittenhouse credit for planting a seed and forcing me to think this one through.
When you look at these photos what does your mind think?
Kobe Bryant = Sports, Donald Trump = Big bucks and bad hair, Nadya Suleman = Crazy Octomom, Hugh Hefner = Sex King, Charles Manson = Psycho Murderer
All you did was look at a face and you created a character profile without ever meeting or getting to know them. The same thing happens to you and me. This is a reality; it is just the way life works. The brain is such a strong, powerful force that it cannot help but take any information and compact it to connect to your face, poise and energy… along with recent history you have created.
I wish to be a loving mother, but bet odd woman is mixed in with other labels that are only part of me. My point? When folks observe us, why not aim for positive reactions because of the things floating around that have formulated who we currently are? Our warm essence, our positive energy (not our bad hair or sex habits) … I want our best stuff to shine like the sun from our being so others will see it glistening in our smiles and glowing in our eyes.
So…I dare you to make others conclude you are unique, loving and truthful, among other things. Those admirable qualities reside in all of us. They are shining bright inside wanting to blaze front and center. So step into the spotlight and be that unique, loving and truthful person you are. So when your picture is eyed-over only the positive is seeping from it explaining you really are God’s one-of-a-kind creation.
Riding a unicycle is like life. To be successful and enjoy the ride, they both require tremendous balance and focus. I sit up tall, shoulders back and imagine I am holding one of my young boys under each arm. My best-friend-techie-husband’s hand on my seat (hubba, hubba) to guide me, and my two wiener dogs running alongside, looking like double Dumbos. As I train to ride Blanche, my unicycle, in a half-marathon, I think how good God is as the breeze blows my brown hair, a big smile on my face. Come along for a thrilling one-wheel ride while I do my best to maintain balance... but keep an open mind, there is always something new to learn!