I love living life with people and catching up with friends. Today was one of those days. And for me, catching up and hanging out usually teaches me something. Today was no different.
I’m so glad friends are in our lives. Especially during a season with much pain, I’m thankful for those friends that brighten your day and soothe you and make you feel right at home: no matter where you are.
Three things I learned today:
1. Being known is something that is sweet – but you don’t want everyone to know you. I really love having honest relationships with people (and even here on the blog). I love living life with folks and knowing what goes on in their lives and what God is teaching them – what they are walking through. But, there are times when being known hurts and is painful. You can do one of two things at that moment – and I think you have to know which moment you are in : walk away or persevere. You have to decide for yourself with much prayer which one you should do in any given moment. Walk away – maybe the relationship is a harmful one for you – you need to walk away. But, in the most important relationships: your marriage, family, or tried and true friends – you persevere.
2. What do you want to be known for? How do people describe you to others? What do you want to be known for to either friends or strangers? There are some adjectives that I would love to be described as – and then there are some, that right now I’m not, but I want to be – so I know what areas I need to work on.
3. Travel – I love it. My friend travels for her job. She is not married and has the luxury of doing so. She packs up and heads out and pours into the community she is in for any given time. I love to travel and see the world. It is much harder with a husband and kids. But, I love living a life of an adventure. That’s why we are always in the car (except during nap time). I want to explore my area – which is ATL and is amazing to explore.
What are you learning right now?