It’s said in the Bible, when God created everything, planets, skies, animals, Adam, the first thing He declared as not good is “loneliness.” And then He created woman. From the rib of Adam. Eve, created as his equal, remains so despite repeated protests and laws declaring otherwise in our country.
We are social creatures by nature. We need others in our lives. Yes, sometimes I tire of people, too. Reaching out when the need strikes is satisfying to have someone out there when we seek them. Friends make life happier and fuller. Colleagues make it so, too. Learning from one to another is the best when we put our minds and hearts together to create. Sharing those collaborations is the stuff we make our dreams of.
Hurt people withdraw from society. When we withdraw and shun people from approaching us, we make ourselves inaccessible. If we want to attract friends, people whom we can trust, we must be open to people approaching us. Being painfully shy as a teenager, I was aloof to some. In reality, I felt petrified and scared to death.
We can build bridges between ourselves and others with similar interests, groups, activities, and gain satisfying relationships from the bridges. If we make a mistake, it’s ok, it’s not the end of the world, it’s just a path we may not follow in the future. Lessons learned are good. Trust me.
We who are introverted must work at it. We must get outside of ourselves to meet others. Only when we make the attempt can we find fault. If we find fault instead of friends, we need to change our tactics or our search or maybe where we’re searching. Once I learned I deserved better treatment than I was receiving, did the results change. Having been there and done that, I can tell you it works. Try it out for yourselves.
How about that header photo? I am back at my studio/office right now. Like my recent sign? I’m such a sucker for fun stuff at Hobby Lobby. I rotate my stock every once in a while. Yes, I still have some things to rearrange and go through. But we’re almost there! more pics to follow!
Today, try an experiment. When you’re in public, be the first to say, “Good morning.” I love to tell little kids, “I like your hat!” or something similar. It opens up a channel of communication we don’t have now. You’ll become braver with time. Just do it. Don’t overthink it.
More straightening up today. And I have received the drawings from my artist. Excited to see how they look placed on their pages. Hoping you all have something to look forward to today and tomorrow. Enjoy this overcast day if you’re in Eastern Nebraska. It’s another comfortable one. See you tomorrow!