“Behold, I send you out as sheep in the midst of wolves; so be shrewd as serpents and innocent as doves.” – Matthew 10:16, New American Standard Bible
Another season of Survivor has come to a million dollar conclusion. This season’s antics have been some of the most amazing since the show started. People who thought they were safe weren’t. People who thought they had made alliances hadn’t. One guy even got talked into giving up safety just to be voted out by those same talkers.
Interestingly enough, one of the players has been on back to back seasons. She mentioned that real life is a little difficult now – you just don’t know who to trust. Ya think? Living in a warped reality is bound to mess with your sense of awareness.
While it is not the middle of the jungle or the rain forest, I am betting many of us have experiences our own version of warped reality. Those moments, people, circumstances that affect our ability to move into a place where trust, goodness, hope and plain old optimism is welcome.
No one is going to downplay those situations that harden soft spots. I have been there. And to some extent, I am thankful for my toughness. However, it took some doing to balance that out with a gentle nature. And I could write for hours about that balance. Too much of one causes discontent and mistrust. Too much of the other creates a passive aggressive push over (ask me how I know).
Today I want to encourage you to check you balance. While no one would argue the abundance of unsavory characters, one would also not argue the plethora of wonderful people who come in and out of our lives everyday. Devote your time to those people and hope the best for the rest.
I really need your help – and there is a prize involved.
Turn Around Tuesday is getting ready to undergo a huge face lift. Lots of things have been involved in a bit of reconstruction. Right now, we are waiting on a website launch and then we will be ready to tell all!
Back to my point – I need your help. Here’s what you can do. Each time you contact me either by email or blog comment in regards to this TAT, that’ll be an entry. Each time somebody else does it because you forwarded them this email, that’s an entry. As you can see, you can enter as many times as you want.
What do you enter? I am looking for
- your favorite quotes
- topic suggestions
- interesting stories concerning your person experience with TAT
It is that easy. Deadline is midnight (EST) Sunday, June 15, 2008. And remember
- please use “Turn Around Tuesday” as the email subject
- each email with new feedback material equals one entry
- each time a person emails because they heard about it from you equals an entry
- you can enter as many times as you want.
I am working on an interesting prize – if nothing else – you’ll get a $25 gift card.