Today’s post is from my friend Jen. Before you continue reading, check out this video.
I love this video. I love that there are still people in the world who are open to a little bit of fun. I love that they had to go ALL IN. You can’t halfway get in a ball pit! I love that they weren’t even sure what to expect and they did it anyway. I love that there are people who don’t take themselves too seriously and can push self aside for adventure. And then, after spending time and having conversations with strangers, I love that they grew, learned, and were glad that they paused their regularly scheduled day, and said “yes” to something different.
We spend a lot of our energy trying to increase our productivity, trying to cram more into the same 24 hour period than we did the day before. I’m guilty of the same thing. In fact, I am King of The Checklist for two reasons: #1-I usually have so much to do that if I don’t have a list, something important will not get done. #2-I love to look back and see what I have done during the day.
Today, however, there are many things that I did not do today & I couldn’t be more grateful for that.
Here’s what I didn’t do today:
Easter morning this year was full of some challenging thoughts, ideas, questions, and emotions.
The events of the cross have been weighing on me differently this year like never before. I find myself craving readings on the cross. I find myself daydreaming about the timeline and wondering about the average person in the crowd that weekend. They must have been so very confused. Mob mentality never brings about satisfaction at the end of the day, as the individual is rarely personally passionate about the events of the day, just emotionally overwhelmed from the tide of the masses. – Like the feeling a swimmer gets after they have walked back onto the shore after being tugged and tossed like a crumb of bread in the ocean tide just a few moments before.
I wonder how many of them had a hard time sleeping Friday night…. then Saturday night…
I heard someone say once that people will forget what you say and they will forget what you do, but they will never forget how you make them feel.
We all know that first impressions are important, but what about those re-occurring first impression moments that are built into our days. –like your daily first impression with your spouse and kids in the mornings when you wake up or maybe your first impression with them when you return home at the end of each day.
Do you ever stop to think how those re-occurring first impressions impact the feel and flow of your relationships with those closest to you?
“‘In your anger do not sin’: Do not let the sun go down while you are still angry, and do not give the devil a foothold.” – Ephesians 4:26-27
Hi. My name is Todd and I climb rocks. (This is where you say “Hi Todd”)
Never in the history of rock climbing has anyone accidentally found themselves at the top of a great climb and wondered how they got there. People don’t just find themselves at the pinnacle of a rock wall. There is only one way to get the top- One good foothold/handhold at a time.