Maybe generosity is sharing what you have without thought, without hesitation.
There are some people who are generous with me. Some share their snacks with me, thanks, Mad. Some indulge me and read everything that I write. Some always take care to keep me straight about schedules and what I must do to cover all the bases for me and mine. Some ask me questions.
Someone, asking questions of me, not to me…like, “Mama, when can I?” “Where is the?” etc… but probing, exploratory questions is something that I love. A good question means, “I’m digging deeper to know you or help you know yourself. I am interested. I am focused on you. I am pursuant of the real – the best you.” That is a most generous gift. Truly, my favorite.
There is nothing like a good question. A friend asked me yesterday, well, this morning, “What makes you tick? I haven’t figured it out yet.”
I hadn’t either. I held my answer.
That is such a focusing question. I know my passions, the things that I live/love to do, I know where I sense that I am at my best, where I am in my lane, if you will… But, “What makes me tick – keeps me going – what energizes and sustains me?” Good question, friend.
Uncovering the veil, making the subtle seen, finding the intersection, recognizing relationship… that really is where I live. It is what occupies me, keeps me moving forward…That’s what energizes me. I love my friends, but I am not the greatest of companions. I am like the person at the party who gets all the great pictures – not so much a part, as a keen observer. I love my kids but bless them, I am no super mom. I really like connecting with God – our intercourse of thought and emotion. I am starting to really get that, the how of it. My life is very much lived in that pursuit.
Not so great of an answer.
I did something like this with 7th period last friday. They saw each other better than themselves. That’s always so. So, help me. What do you think makes me tick?