Sunday, April 28, 2013

What You See Is Not What You Get

What You See Is Not What You Get


She fills the room with laughter,
only some of it hers.
We never know what's going
to come out of her mouth,
nor does she.
She's a lawyer,
to me a surprise.
With people, a starter,
and in her work, brilliant,
a finisher.

To Ponder

            1.   We I.D. people don’t we? We see them, even for the first
                  time, and think we know who they are.

            2.   It doesn’t matter whether or not we like what we see in
                  them, we tend to paste a label on them.

            3.   I’ve done this as much as anyone, particularly when I
                  was younger, and learned the hard way how wrong I was.

            4.   I’ve glamorized some and was disappointed or let down;
                  I demonized others and missed out on their skill
                  or good company.

            5.   How much better it is to reserve judgment, to simply
                  wait and see rather than congratulate yourself for your
                  superior insight.

            6.   This lightens your disposition, gives you a free &
                  easy coming at life; makes your presence more desirable;
                  spares your being a burden.

            7.   You will receive gifts that surprise you, amaze you, lift you.

© 2013 Allan Cox, Allan Cox & Associates Inc. All Rights Reserved.

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