Tuesday, June 15, 2010

Impressions....

I know all you parents have them... those cute little impressions of the hands and/or feet of your babies.  I've even seen where you can do impressions of your pets feet...or paws... however you want to look at that.  Ricky & I even put our hand impressions in our new concrete when we moved into our home with the date that we laid it to mark the changes in our home.

Impressions....

They can be an odd thing.  You can get an impression off of people immediately - they say that the "first impression" makes all the difference.  There are even classes & studies & books on how to make that first great impression.

But what happens when someone MAKES an impression of you for others? 

Someone goes & tells someone what they think of you, what they see in you, completely their own views or opinions... just like that child's hand impression that you have in clay, I think even those impressions are making dents in someone else's opinion of you... Then, you never really had the chance to make your own first impression, do you?

Impressions... yeah, they can be a funny thing...

I always have enjoyed getting to learn about others, to watch & listen & talk to people myself to make my OWN impression of them...

For those who have formed impressions off what others say, remember, you too are making your OWN impression on people...

But like all you mommy's & daddy's know... those hands & feet probably dont fit into that little clay work of art anymore.  They've changed, grown up... they are the same hands, but not really... there's a lot more life in them - a lot more work that came out of them - they have a new different story to add...

I guess we need to remember that while first impressions make a difference, they can change... guess we all need to keep an open mind to that...

"Dont lose your grip on Love & Loyalty.  Tie them around your neck;
carve their intials on your heart. 
Earn a reputation for living well in God's eyes & the eyes of the people" -Proverbs 3:3-4


14 comments:

  1. Well said. My desire is that people see Jesus and not me. I'm not sure I often accomplish this, but I plan to keep trying to be more like Him.

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  2. What a great reminder to give second chances!

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  3. Such a wonderful post and a great reminder to not judge so quickly or give merit until we can determine things ourselves!

    God bless you!

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  4. Oh boy, do I know all about first impressions!! But you already that. Great post!!!!

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  5. Excellent post! :) Thanks for sharing!

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  6. Very true. I once thought this one girl was superficial and silly...and then realized I was all wrong about her. I know people often think I'm standoffish before I know them...I'm glad some people gave me a chance anyway!

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  7. I'm pretty darn sure that you and I could be friends IRL. Thanks for a thoughtful post.

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  8. Beautiful post. I'm once again in awe of your insight and lesson. Thank you.

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  9. this was a great post and such a good reminder to all of us. I was just talking about this with some friends yesterday. I opened up about a fear I had and they both were shocked...their impression of me was that I would never struggle in this area.

    thanks for sharing this great insight!

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  10. So very true! Never really thought about it this way. =)

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