The weekend was a flurry of activities, splashes of color and enough people to make this teetering extrovert an introvert. The bright splashes of Easter color were quite the contrast with the brokenness of my week. The brokenness that continually walks into my office week after week. Perhaps it was not with wisdom that I also took a part time job in customer service while finishing my schooling. If you have worked in customer service you will understand how it tries to chip away at your belief in the goodness of people. So when Saturday came to be I found myself starring blankly at a woman who felt the need to argue with me about things which I had no control over. Over things which I could not change, things that I had not caused. Yet here she was arguing with me. I starred blankly back because I did not disagree with her. We were not having an argument over a disagreement, I agreed with everything that she was saying. In truth I don't know why we were even having the conversation. More than anything it was a one sided argument just to have an argument.
More often than I'd like to admit I have found myself in the same shoes as that woman. In those moments I find myself consumed by opinions and personal views and it does not matter if you agree with me. As I voiced my concern to a dear friend this morning she reminded me of some simple truth.
"...I just wonder what my life reflects....because I'm not sure what I know anymore.."
J " This might be simple and naive but I think the best representation ....is to just be love and grace."
Simple truths that I honestly so often over complicate. Under all the colorful hype of this weekend I find myself reflecting on what it means personally for me. Not for you, not for my neighbor or the person down the street but for me personally.
Simple reflections that honestly change and shift everything else....