I’m a people person–except when I’m not. I like to be alone. With books, a paper and pen, my computer. I’d rather do than be. I often look at people as a waste of my precious time. I’m a Martha, not a Mary, and I used to be proud of that fact. But it’s not something to be proud of. And I want to make an effort to spend more time with people–getting to know them, inviting them over, going to visit them–and not just from the safety of my computer. We’ve moved 9 or 10 times, so I always have an excuse not to get to know people. I think we’re staying put for awhile. It’s time to cast aside the selfishness and dive in.
I joined a Bible study at church. Last week I had someone over and went to someone’s house. Friday night, someone (whom I’ve never met) came to spend the night with us. 🙂 This Friday night, I’m going to a hockey game with my husband and a couple we know just a little bit, while someone else (I just met) is watching my girls. I’ve got speaking engagements on the calendar where I will meet new people and try to share some “wisdom” with them.
It is easy to love others when you don’t have to be around them. 🙂 I’m going to stop being a hermit crab and start opening up my arms and heart to people–face to face.
Happy Monday! Wish me well on my departure from my comfort zone!
p.s. I need 20 more names for Is That All. Send ’em quick!