Sunday, September 15, 2013

Learning to Embrace It

You've all encouraged me so much with your comments on my post Wall Flower.

"Not everyone can be famous or own their own restaurant." I know this in my heart. The Lord has a purpose for each one of us. He created Beth for a specific reason and we've got to seek Him to find out what that is. I have to remember to not compare my kids with others.

"Some people are introverts." Chuck is the social butterfly in our family. Sharaya can also be pretty social but the rest of us? All introverts. If given a choice of staying home or going out, I always choose home. I usually have to force myself to go out with a group of people. It's not that I don't like people, I just get uncomfortable; what do I do with my hands?? What do I say...?? I'm just nervous around people I don't know very well. And I realize Beth is the same way.

I've read that saying before about 'someone has to sit on the curb and wave as I go by'. :) That really is true. It takes all kinds of people to make the world go 'round.

Beth is happy with her life. She really is. As I write this, I can hear her downstairs laughing loudly at the show she's watching. She's happy and content. I know many people who aren't.

We really have a wonderful life. Nothing extreme, nothing extravagant, but comfortable and happy.

One thing we've been able to do is travel. And when we travel, we like to buy coffee mugs. We have mugs from the Grand Canyon, New York, San Diego, The Canadian Rockies. We even bought mugs when we saw Les Miserables' and Phantom of the Opera in live theater.

And you know which mug Beth has been using lately? The one I got at Kennedy Space Center...

When we make hot tea, she'll grab this cup, say out loud, "I need my space!" then promptly head downstairs. And I'm learning to be okay with that.


Caz said...

That's a good mug!

Stephanie said...

I need that mug!! I'm an introvert at heart too. I've never been comfortable with lots of people around but I have learned to deal with better, especially after college when I literally had to talk to people I didn't know in order to make friends. I am very much a stay at home person now; I like the comfort of being in a place that is all mine.

Jenny said...

Good for you for just embracing it. We are all different. Not all of us can be social butterflies and that's ok :)...Love the mug! lol

Becca said...

That's a great mug, and I love that she loves it and its message!