Well, our first talk for Equipped to Bless: Credentialed by Story went well. We learned what works and what doesn’t. We’ve revised the outline for the next talk, and it will be better. Isn’t that the way life is? You must learn from your mistakes. Life doesn’t care about your credentials! You can be credentialed by your education level. You can be credentialed by your job description. Still, life doesn’t seem to care. As John Lennon said, “Life is what happens while you’re busy making other plans.”
The events of the day, however well planned, are subject to events which ultimately provide the stories of your life. Those events provide filters for your future. For instance, we tried to attend a webinar today, but by the time we jumped through all the hoops necessary to join, we were told it was already full. The program didn’t care that we were previously registered and had tried for fifteen minutes to connect. What kind of filter does that insert in our lives? Will we take the attitude that all webinars are not worth the effort? Or will we have another go at a later date? Filters are important, but you have to be careful that they don’t limit your good. It seems to be part of life’s credentialing. I take it as a good thing. How about you?
After years of sales experience, I was conned into playing Santa at a local mall. They liked me. I loved the gig. This year will be my 27th year as a natural beard mall Santa. As the stories began to collect, I joined a storytelling guild to learn the craft. I was surprised and delighted to discover the many facets of storytelling. Been doing that now for over 25 years.