Sometimes I work with a mobile car detailing service.
One day, I went to the customer's house and met the customer's husband. He was an older gentleman and he walked me out to the car. He said, "My wife thinks it needs to be cleaned, she thinks everyone is going to look at our car and think bad of us. I told her, if that's the kind of friends we have maybe we need new people. They should just accept us as we are."
"Maybe we need new ones..."
His words stuck with me the entire duration of the detailing. Here he was in this expensive house, in an upscale neighborhood, driving a nice sports car, and he was just a regular guy. He didn't have any desire to impress people. He just had what he liked. He could car less what people thought.
While we were there, he gave us 'the best cream soda you'll ever have' (it was) and a great laugh.
He thanked us after we finished and looked up at the sky, "Do you think I should pull this into the garage, it looks like it might rain." Then he smiled, "I'm just going to let it get rained on."
God, thank you for bringing me across the path of this old man. Thank you for the reminder to be who you've created me to be and not worry about impressing other people. Help me care more about people than I care to impress them.
A New Identity
What is this blog about? You mean, I'm supposed to have a purpose? Ok, if that's required then my purpose is life.
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