Over the next week or so I’m going to be blogging some thoughts on the kind of person I want to be.
In no way am I already all (or any) of these things. But as I’m growing and learning and experiencing life and relationships and nexts, I hope to be intentional in who I’m becoming. Life is constantly giving us opportunities in which we choose who to be. Here’s my attempt to choose wisely.
Are you the kind of person who says something? By this I mean that when circumstances are hard or uncomfortable or awkward, are you someone who steps in to that space or shies away from it? What do you say when you don’t know what to say? Do you hide from it? Ignore it? Say nothing? I want to be the kind of person who says something. Always. Even if I don’t know what to say or how to say it. Even if I can only say, “Gosh, I don’t know what to say.” Even if I might risk saying the wrong thing.
I think it’s always better to step in to the hard and unpleasant and painful parts of life with people than to assume it’s not your place or you won’t have the right words or that the person doesn’t need to hear from you.
Words are important. Kind, gentle, and genuine words (no matter how many of them you have or how eloquently they’re spoken) fill important spaces in life. So say something. With humility and truth and wisdom and love, I want to be the kind of person who says something.