SPONSOR: www.linkedin.com/in/joseph-joe-ledford-03407421/ Lk 9: "...and anyone who welcomes me, welcomes the one who sent me. The least among you all is the one who is the greatest."
It's a funny thing, how you hear your own voice, isn't it?
I mean, in my head and with the two sound receptacles on either sides of my face, I hear a gal speaking at a given pitch with a designated tone (situationally-dictated, of course) , whose words move along a certain cadence and which sound a particular way.
This is NOT AT ALL the same sound I encounter whenever my likeness/voice are recorded and played back to me.
"E-GADS! Is that how I really talk???" I invariably remark upon hearing myself utter words and stuff.
I know you know of what I speak. I mean, you sound all wonky to YOU, too, right?
I think it's a little bit that way with your psyche, as well.
Heck, I had NO idea this was happening, but I think I am sending off more than just irritating pitches. As in, the other humans in my immediate orbit are actually impacted by my sense of being.
To put it simply: when I'm in a funk, it brings my peeps down, Capisce? Makes sense to me, since seeing my loved ones sad or hurting is like a knife to my own heart.
How we act --and more importantly react-- in the face of life's ups and downs has a domino effect. All. The. Time.
This I was gently reminded of recently as my friend remarked that her day seemed a little less bright because ... I wasn't smiling like I usually do.
Oh man! I pride myself on making other homosapiens smile not frown --or worse. Crud!
That's when it dawned on me that this little light 'o mine isn't really MINE. In fact, it is here on loan ... to be shone and shown, you dig?
So, I'm sorry for letting some meanie pants steal my smile. I promise to try harder to do better at picking myself up -- and hopefully, my friends, colleagues and all the rest of God's creatures great and smile whom I encounter along the way, too.
After all, we're in this thing together, fellow earth dwellers.
And oh yes, thanks for the reminder, Diane. I love you, too. #BeHappy #SpreadJoy #LifeIsAGift #Gratitude #Pray #Peace