Tuesday, August 23, 2005


I'm Feeling: a good balance between pressure and motivation
Background Noise: God Only Knows by The Beach Boys

Some people are really good at reading situations, being a people - barometer - noticing others' body language, sensing stress and things like that. I don't know if I'm good at it, but I certainly like to try. Most of the time, it's really fun, and you learn a ton from sitting back and watching. However - sometimes, it can get me into "trouble." I'll read too much into a certain encounter or notice the body language of someone who doesn't communicate physically. I'm not going to stop doing it, but I do need to learn that I'm not always right. :) I guess I'm not quite the expert I'd like to think I am.

An update on my Monday - although I was a little stressed out around lunchtime, and really tired at the end of the day - I did enjoy myself. I met six new students yesterday afternoon and had a good time with them, and after work went to a picnic for YoungLife and WYLdLife in Mason and got to see lots of awesome families - faces I knew, faces I didn't. It was really fun to sit and talk to the girls, too. I'm awed by how much things have changed in a year. I truly am blessed to have the friendships of these middle school ladies. So... day one of my busy week - I would say I was pretty stinking successful at having a good time.

3 thoughts:

Anonymous said...

I'm terrible at reading other people. I think I'm just lazy. I don't take the time to try to understand others. My husband, on the other hand, can read me (and others) like a book. Sometimes it's annoying at how he can tell what I'm about to say or think even before I've even formed the thought in my own head.


tucker said...

Glad to hear your Monday wasn't too bad. It looked as if you rose to the occasion in my book... but I don't know how well I read people either. Depends if I'm looking, I guess.

Jamie said...

Yeah, I'll admit I'm good at it. Unfortunately, I'm not good at responding to that communication. What I wouldn't give to be articulate sometimes!