So, I met this guy on Instagram. First of all, this is totally out of character for me. I usually delete all advances, but when I got to this one something said to engage him. He said hello. I responded in kind. A conversation began to flow and I found he was easy to talk to. He let me know right away that he is a widower. I am a widow so this is something we have in common. We began corresponding daily, covering a gamut of topics, learning new things about each other. You know, the typical things you want to know about someone: job, home, family, goals, aspirations. We found out we are both believers in God through Jesus Christ, so that was definitely a plus for me. That was something I needed to know early on in this conversation process because it was futile to continue the conversation if this was not a mutual part of our lives. We learned that we live in the same state, but different cities. Pretty soon we exchanged telephone numbers and began communicating by text. We had a couple of phone conversations, but for the most part texting was our conversation mode of choice. When I would awaken each day I would have a beautiful poetic word from him speaking about how beautiful I am or perhaps a scripture or just some word of wisdom. He really began to flatter me with these words and I got to the place where I was looking forward to them every morning.
Commitment. It is defined as the state or quality of being dedicated to a person, thing, cause, or activity. It is a moral act and it sounds simple enough, yet so many fail at fulfilling it. Why? There are myriad reasons, but this is not our topic of conversation today. Today I am speaking from the standpoint of why commitment is necessary to win—in marriage, in relationships, in life.
This is a topic that I know many people are not trying to hear. The word obedience most times carries with it a negative connotation. That's unfortunate because it's a necessary ingredient for every person to live a full, fulfilling, and satisfying life. In all areas of life, we will have to be obedient to someone throughout the entirety of our lives, and it never goes away. You're obedient to your parents as children. (Well, for the most part. I was a young rebel, so I'm speaking about myself but I know I'm not alone!) You're obedient to your teachers at school. You're obedient to your employer at your job. You're obedient to your creditors. You're obedient to your doctor.
I have been a driver for Uber for the past ten months now and there are many things that I've observed from passengers. I have been blessed to have, for the most part, pleasant passengers over this time period. The main reason for this is because I pray and ask for it every morning without fail before leaving my house. Even though these passengers are not problematic, there are some simple rules that they and future passengers need to know and abide by. Therefore, I am going to share some Uber rider etiquette that will make for a smooth ride every time.
Joy and happiness. They are often used interchangeably and spoken of as one and the same, but that is not exactly true.