Read a thoughtful column last night from my favorite author Andree Seu Peterson titled Let’s Do Lunch.
I have to make a confession, Some of last nights column went right over my head. Same kind of feeling I get when I try to read a poem.
But I did come away with a nugget and the realization I am not the only one who can only tolerate so much shallowness.
I can banter with the best of them, and love a good tease, BUT give me deep meaningful interaction anytime over shallowness with a guarded person.
(That is one of the biggest draws for me in the blogging…meaningful interaction)
An hour later I applied what I’d just read.
I got a random text from someone I don’t know all that well. She had been watching something on a TV series and one of the characters reminded her of me….
She wrote...”So and so reminds me of you…”
In the past, I probably would have just replied with something like...”cool…or neat…or thanks”… but because I am not watching that series, I had no idea what she meant…
I wanted to know more.
I wrote her back…
I said, “Cool”..but then asked , “In what way did I remind her of so and so..?”
Her reply left me encouraged.
So much so, I made a copy of her words and hung them up on the wall overlooking my desk. I have this habit of making copies of encouraging words and pinning them on the bulletin board overlooking my desk.