Sir Williams

Yesterday after work, I hopped on the train to go home.  I found a seat and got comfortable.  The train was full of people and noise.  All different types of people going different places with different agendas.  About half way through my ride home, we stopped at a VA medical center.  An older man boarded the train.  He was very out of breath and kept glancing around.  He spotted the empty seat next to me and headed my way.  

He told me hello and began to get situated in his seat.  He was taking his sweatshirt off and motioned for me to help him pull one of his sleeves off.  It sort of took me by surprise but I helped him remove his sleeve.  He smiled and told me he would have  done it for me.  He proceeded to set his things down and get comfortable.  Once he was content, he looked to me and asked me if when I was born if my mother looked at me.  

I told him I suppose she did.  

He laughed and said of course she did!  Then asked, did she look into your eyes?  

I said, I believe so.  

He said, when she looked into your eyes what did she name you?  

I told him my name was Lindsey.  

He put out his hand towards me to shake and told me his name was Sir Williams. ¬†He then began speaking quickly and sort of jumping all around with the conversation. ¬† He said, ok we don’t have a lot of time, so we gotta be quick. ¬†I’m going to tell you an object, and you tell me male or female. ¬† I will then tell you if you are right or not, and why. ¬†He went on to name a list of different items, I would guess, and he would tell me right or wrong and explain why. ¬†

In the middle of that, he asked me if I believed in God and I said yes.  

When we finished the guessing game, he asked me if I work at the mall, because that was where the train had come from.  I said yes I do.  

He said where in the mall do you work?  

I told him Maurice’s. ¬†

He was not sure what that was and asked jokingly, is that a strip club?  

I could barely get the word no out of my mouth, when he then said, no of course not because you don’t do that type of thing when you believe in God. ¬†

I sort of laughed and nodded in agreement. 

He then began talking quickly again.  He said, so do you know what the letters of the bible stand for?

I asked what he meant.

The letters of the bible, he said again, what do they mean?

I shrugged and told him I wasn’t sure. ¬†

He said ok, my mom never told me, my dad never told me, my grandmas and grandpas, and great grandmas and grandpas never told me.  No one ever told me what the letters of the bible stand for!  Do you want to know what the letters of the bible stand for?

I nodded and told him sure I would like to know.

He said again, this time a little louder and little quicker, do you want to know what the letters of the bible stand for?

I said yes I do.  

Sir Williams held out his pinky finger and told me to clasp mine to his.  

I was slightly confused and uncomfortable, but I did and we locked pinky fingers. 

He said hold tight.  

I held tight. 

Is that all the strength you have, he said, ok.  Are you ready?

I said yes.   

He said, ok, repeat after me.  

I nodded. 

Basic, he started and looked towards me.

Basic, I repeated.

Instructions.

Instructions.

Before.

Before. 

Leaving.

Leaving.

Earth.

Earth.

As I heard the words come from his voice and then mine, I was so surprised.  Thoughts flooded my mind.  I had never thought of that, or even wondered what B-I-B-L-E stood for, if anything.  But it just made sense.  It made so much sense!  

Before I had time to really process it, the train arrived at my stop and I had to get off.  I walked all the way home with a smile on my face.  God is so good and he brings certain people and experiences into your life for a reason.  I believe God brought that old man into my life that day.  He gave me an entire new perspective.

 

 

Happy Believing!!! ūüôā¬†

The Elephant and the Ant

 

So there is an elephant and an ant. ¬†When a fly comes along and lands on the elephant, he doesn’t notice, nor does he care. ¬†The fly is so little it doesn’t matter to the elephant because he’s bigger than the fly. ¬†It doesn’t affect how he feels and it doesn’t affect his day at all. ¬†The fly then leaves the elephant and makes his way over to the ant. ¬†This time when the fly lands on the ant it’s a really big deal! ¬†It really affects the ant. ¬†The ant is not larger than the fly. ¬†He notices the fly, he feels the fly, and it’s probably greatly affecting his day.

So what you have to do is decide who you want to be. ¬†Are you going to be the elephant or the ant? ¬†That’s completely up to you. ¬†It’s not always easy to be the elephant and not be bothered by the fly. ¬†But you are the one that controls if you want to be. ¬†And honestly, for me,this story is enough of a reminder for me to become the elephant again.

HAPPY DECIDING ūüôā

Be Quick to Listen and Slow to Speak

One of the best pieces of advice I’ve ever heard is “Be quick to listen and slow to speak.”

It seriously makes so much sense.  I was on Facebook this morning and came across

this photo.  I love this because this is something that can really help me.  At times I can

be pretty quick to talk and slow to listen.  I have to constantly remind myself to always,

always listen well. ¬†I also have a small little habit of “word vomit”, which is not really

in my favor.  You know, those thoughts that pop into your head and you for some reason

just absolutely can not hold them in?  Yeah, those.  So, I came across this photo!

This really spoke to me and I want to read it a few times and keep it in my head.

I want to remember these questions as I go through my day and as I speak my

mind to others. ¬†Don’t just go spitting out any words that your brain crosses.

 

Stop.  Think!!!!

Be sure to listen.  And then speak..

if it is true, helpful, inspiring,

necessary, and kind.

 

 

HAPPY THINKING ūüôā

How Important are the Details?

Relationships!

Topic of the day! ¬†Okay, relationships can be a lot of fun! ¬†But don’t let hollywood fool you.. a good, healthy, and stable relationship is a lot of hard work. ¬†I can promise you right now it will never be easy. ¬†

I would have to say the two top things that YOU have to do, not you as a couple, but you as an individual who is a part of the relationship, have to do to survive your relationship are as follows: 

  1. Get independent.  The earlier you start, the much easier this will be.
  2. Do not, and I repeat, DO NOT worry about the little details.
When you are dependent on somebody you are in a relationship with, it typically does not go very successfully.  Somebody usually gets annoyed of the other, or you both do.  Having your own independence within the relationship 
allows you both to do your own thing. ¬†You don’t have to share the same hobbies, friends, and lifestyle with each other. ¬†In fact, the more things you don’t have in common, the more you have to talk about! ¬†If you do everything together all day long, imagine how little you will have to discuss. ¬†When you went off and did your own thing, and the other person does theirs, at the end of the day you honestly will have so much more to talk about. ¬†You probably even missed each other. ¬†The less you see that person, the more you truly appreciate their presence! ¬†Also, something I have learned about being dependent on somebody in a relationship is that you sort of lose sight of how to socialize on your own! ¬†You can become so dependent on a person, that you forget how to socialize! ¬†You can forget how to go out and just be on your own. ¬†This is why you have to push yourself out there, make your own friends, get your own hobbies. ¬†Seriously, just do what you love doing, do what makes you happy.¬†
Details, guys. ¬†They can get you into a lot of trouble. ¬†How important are details? ¬†Are they important to you? ¬†How important do they become though, when it comes down to the two of you arguing over every little detail of something that person did that you just can’t seem to understand. ¬†You don’t need an explanation for everything! ¬†That’s why you are in a relationship with this person. ¬†You trust them. ¬†You trust God, because you know he would never steer you wrong. ¬† If this isn’t the person you are meant to spend the rest of your life with, then there are probably some pretty good lessons to be learned out of it . ¬†So, basically, you don’t need to spend your time worrying about every little detail in the relationship. ¬†Every little thing said or done. ¬†Focus on the big picture. ¬†Now, I’m not telling you to ignore all the details and forget about them. ¬†Definitely still pay attention! ¬†Be aware of the details and what is going on with you and what is going on with the relationship. ¬†Just, don’t analyze every little thing. ¬†Because trust me, in the moment something small like that, that really bothers you and you just had to start up that argument, you will regret it later. ¬† It’s just you two in the relationship. ¬†You trust each other. ¬†You love each other. ¬†So, seriously, bite your tongue sometimes. ¬†It’s not worth it. ¬†Once you start letting little things go, that really don’t matter you will feel a difference. ¬†It is way less stressful for you and you can really take time to focus on yourself and on the two of you. ¬†
Have fun together! ¬†It’s your relationship! ¬†Do your own things, but make that special time for each other. ¬† My boyfriend and I live together, but our schedules are about to get really crazy with work and then when school starts, so we decided that we will devote one night a week to each other. ¬†Just the two of us. ¬†We can do whatever we want, no commitments to our schedules. ¬†We can just relax and have fun. ¬†Go out, or do whatever. ¬†Then, the rest of the week we will commit back to our schedules at work and school. ¬†
Just remember to have fun and not worry so much.  Read a lot.  Listen carefully.  And talk only when necessary.
HAPPY GROWING ūüôā

Curly Hair!

Ok, so my latest obsession is curly hair!  

Anyways, I need new extensions and my

roots aren’t the greatest, but seriously when

you curl your hair none of that matters it just looks good!

Like, ok it takes me a little bit longer to

do because I have to straighten all of the

hair, and then go through and curl it.

But once it’s straight, the curling really

doesn’t take that long. ¬†And I really don’t

mind doing it as long as I have the time!

Because it just looks so cute!!!

I was never really one to curl my hair

it was always just down and straight.

But seriously, you guys curls are so 

pretty and they are my new fave look!

If you have your “typical hairstyle” you always¬†

wear, I suggest branching out and trying something  

new!  Who knows, you may just fall in love with it!

It may be the perfect new look for you this summer!!

 

 

 

HAPPY CURLING!! ‚̧