I’d like to thank my friend Magnum for inspiring this blog
Who we are is a result of what we have allowed to pour into us. If we look at ourselves like the color of paint, it’s interesting what we’ll see. Let’s say your a cool blue who allows an angry red thought to cross your mind. It comes in, in the amount of a teaspoon, but you don’t dwell on it, so the pouring stops. A gallon of blue is still blue when you add a teaspoon of red, but if you continue to be angry and ignore the true color of who you are, the red will continue to pour and eventually you will no longer be blue.
“A man with no enemies is a man who has no character”
– Paul Newman
While on a phone call with my brother, we were talking about the Characteristics of fight or flight. We talked about two people in general at his office.
The first person flew under the radar. He didn’t make a lot noise and although he knew where he stood on his opinions, he kept them to himself in order to avoid ruffling the feathers of others.
While making my pot of coffee this morning I chuckled a bit. Scoop after scoop I was making my coffee just the way I love it. DARK. I even set my brew quality to STRONG. I love my coffee with a rich bold flavor, just the way Starbucks makes their regular blend. Matter of fact, we buy our coffee (extra bold) from Starbucks and/or World Market just to get it the way we like it.
7 years ago, though, my opinions were way different. If you would have given me a cup of rich bold flavored coffee, I would have curled my lips and thought it tasted burnt. That 7 some years ago, I was just entering into a business lease in downtown Rochester, MI. My office happened to be right across the street from America’s favorite coffee house, Starbucks.