Selfies and Pinterest

7:44 PM

I have tried to find the source of this quote, but I have searched in vain. Now I'm forced to admit that I saw it on Pinterest. But don't judge me for my resources, God can talk to you through any way He chooses to. He chose Pinterest for me. 
"Treat every person you meet today like they are the most important person in the world." 
This has been my challenge for the semester. For me this means being available, listening without distraction, putting the phone away at dinner and listening to people. A theme at TU this year is "Presence" and it correlates perfectly with this goal God has given me. I need to be present in my relationships, giving my undivided attention to whoever asks for it. I also need to be present in my classes. I need to learn to treat my professors like they are the most important people in the world. I'm paying to do so anyway, might as well embrace it. I have a terrible habit of checking out in class and day dreaming, or day stressing about all the things I need to get done and how much time I'm wasting siting in a boring lecture when the notes are posted online. 
I read a post today called "Spiritual Selfies" on A Deeper Story (source) where Jen Hatmaker talks about how often times in our spiritual journeys we become consumed with our own struggles and we focus too much on ourselves. We need to be focusing on others. We need to "prefer others". I want to hear the opinions of others and get to know their stories. There is nothing so fascinating to me as discovering what makes someone tick. What do you love? What do you hate? I want to dive into a friendship and never look back. I'm still learning how to do this, but I'm trying. 
That's my challenge. Figuring out what people need from me and then giving it to them to the best of my ability. It's so easy to be selfish in college. I mean my generation coined the term "selfie". We're continually labeled narcissistic by older generations. I want to break out of this. I want to stop focusing on myself and focus on those around me. Maybe that's why I became a communications major... to learn to communicate. Who knew?

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