Monday, May 6, 2013

What do I do?

Love this question that Jenni has given us today:

If you couldn't answer with your job, 
how would you answer the question 'what do you do?'

My answer:

I learn, I go & I love. 

I make mistakes. I fall down. I go the wrong way, say the wrong thing. I treat people in a way that I wouldn't want to treat them. 

And from all of this, I learn. I learn how to correct my mistakes, how to get back up. How to turn around, retrace my steps, and go the right way next time. I learn to think before I speak, and I learn how to apologize. 

Every single day I am learning, and growing into the person that I want to be.

I make memories, make plans. I go out to lunch, or dinner, or coffee to catch up with a good friend. I spend the money to go to a concert or a baseball game. I hop in the car and make the drive to go visit someone I love, and when the drive is too far, I book a flight. 

I go. I recognize that now is the time to do these things, before I have a family to put first. So I may not be saving as much as I should, but right now, I choose to go make those memories. 

I love. This pretty much combines all three into one. I love people by spending time with them, by listening to them, by laughing with them. I love people by going through this thing called life with them. 

I spent the majority of my life loving people in a way that always left me looking for validation in return. I am finally learning how to love selflessly, the way Christ loves me. And while it's a constant work in progress, it's absolutely something I am committed to working on. My one desire for this life is to love people in a way that points them back to Christ. 

What do you do?


Shannon @Imperfectly Perfect Grace said...

Soo good my friend! So good! Enjoy!

Pamela said...

Looooooooooooooooove this!!

Hilda said...

Beautiful, my friend! :D

Erin said...

Great answers, friend! You have such a sweet spirit :) Your blog always leaves me feeling refreshed!

Leah said...

ah! i love your answer, especially the loving selflessly part. it's great you are taking that love like He gives it and sharing it out. that's the gospel girl! woot!

Kiki said...

I have agree with the other bloggers who commented because this was a WONDERFUL answer to this question. Such simple words that can not only change your life, but the lives of others as well (especially the loving one!). :)

courtney {splendid actually} said...

this is such a great post. i think it's important that we do not define ourselves by a career or job, and instead the type of person we are. love the words you chose to describe yourself.

Heather said...

Beautiful post my friend! I've seen these posts on quite a few of my daily reads and I really had to sit down and think about what I am. But I think I have it nailed :).

I love that you make that effort, time wise and financially to go and spend time with those you love. It's encouraging and I definitely need to work on that aspect of my life!