Passion is a gritty kind of love, tough and

optimistic enthusiasm that overcomes negativity and inconvenience to make it

through to the end. (10,000 Reasons Overflow)

Sunday, October 02, 2011

Go live love

The other day I wrote about how I envied people who were selfish.  How they always did what they wanted to do.  That really stemmed from how I was feeling.  I guess I was feeling a little like I didn't matter. And for a moment I wanted to be that selfish. I wanted to sing the 'meme' song.  I wanted to be one of those people.  However, even if I tried, I don't think I can be a person who only thinks of themselves.  I'm not saying that I am not selfish, I am just saying that everyday I embrace a little more that I am who I am. 

Yesterday I greeted by lots of hugs.  People I don't see but a couple times a year.  AKT Theatre.  I know those people because of who I am.  Because who I am is what I do.  I love.  I don't know why this is always hard for me to embrace that people love me for what I do, because it's who I am.  God created me to be a giver, really, I was like this from the time I was young, I can remember in Jr. High I carried a ginormous purse, if you needed something, it was probably in there, and if you asked, and it wasn't, the next day it was.  Unless it was cinnamon gum, because cinnamon gum is disgusting and should be banned and outlawed.

I believe that we should live our lives as Paul says in Phil 2:3-4 Do nothing out of selfish ambition or vain conceit. Rather, in humility value others above yourselves, 4 not looking to your own interests but each of you to the interests of the others.

I believe that we all should.  Not just me.  The world would be a better place if people stopped singing the 'meme' song.  I can tell you about this one time, it is actually silly really, my friend Katie had a few people over and she made iced tea.  I think everyone who was there likes 'sweet tea' (GROSS!) except for me.  Usually I know that I'll just drink water because you can't take the sugar out, once it's in.  But Katie made it without sugar and had everyone ELSE add sugar, and left it unsweetened for me.  Now, in the grand scheme of things and like my grandma used to say 'in 25 years who will know the difference?', I know some iced tea doesn't really matter, but it meant A LOT to me, especially considering that is must have been at least 3 years ago, and I can still remember how everything looked when I realized there was no sugar in the tea.  She probably doesn't even remember.  But I do.  

Sometimes we don't realize how the small things in our lives matter.  But they do. 

Go. Be. Love.

I love this song!  From Edges!


Trish said...

Go live love...I try to live the same way. We need to have a nice one on one chat one day!

Becky said...

iced tea does so matter! 'member, its the silly thing that make it better!!!
hugs to you!!