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Monday, November 6, 2017

Dear Hannah: LEarning (People (Acceptance))



 
Dear Hannah,

I'm a people watcher - a careful observer of human behavior.

Watching people has taught me that when I look at them ...

... sometimes I am looking through a window.

... other times I am looking in a mirror.

When I stare through a window in the afternoon, I see outside.

Staring through a window at night shows me "me".

The mirror always shows me "me" ... but also shows me what is behind me ... and what is to come.

Man, I hope all that makes sense.

But let me spell it out.

What you see is always a personal lesson for you ... if you see it that way.

That is a blessing.

Don't take the easy road of judgement and opinion.

Take the less-travelled road ... be advised and forewarned - especially when you watch someone else struggle or fall.

That might have been you - but for the power of healing and redemption.

That could still be you - but for God's amazing wisdom, grace and mercy.

Selah.


Love,


Daddy


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"LEarning (People (Acceptance))"
By Derrick Brown
8-27-2017

People make the world go 'round.

People will also work your nerves.

Understanding personality, character, and temperament can help us to accept ourselves and others.

In some small way, this might put us on a path of getting along with each other a little better.

partner in crime
ally

hard-headed
defy

by the book
comply

evil villain
bad guy

enthusiastic
banzai

l'il shawty
bonsai

pipsqueak
small fry

happy go lucky
blue sky

a little boring
bone dry

captain america
good guy

smart bottom
wise guy

gullible
fall guy

space cowboy
sci-fi

perspective
bird's eye

ceo
neck tie

professor
bowtie

george clooney
black tie

Messy Marvin
pig sty

patient
drip-dry

protester
outcry

soldier
war cry

violent
drive-by

paralyzed
standby

loyal
stand by

fight to the finish
Popeye

popular
Shanghai

gatekeeper
deny

annoying
shoo fly

bloodsucker
horsefly

all-american
apple pie

faithful
semper fi

time for change
modify

metamorphosis
butterfly

scary
petrify

gonna let you know
notify

high society
dignify

mean mugging
evil eye

hypercritical
crucify

take a close look
magnify

excuses
alibi

big mouth
amplify

speak life
edify

spectator
passerby

solid as a rock
fortify

enlightening
firefly

double-minded
gemini

double-checker
verify

dot the i's, cross the t's
specify

speed slicer
samurai

take away the keys
dui

secret agent man
fbi

chatterbox
fyi

don't need no help
diy

investigator
csi

hurting
mri

intuitive
heart don't lie

bargain hunter
free wi-fi

big spender
buy buy buy

wanna get away
bye bye bye

bad, bad man
fe-fo-fi

fruitful
multiply

optimistic
can't we try?

believer
i can fly

regretful
well run dry

laid back
just get by

kinda silly
high school high

nimble
spry spry spry

thrill seeker
high high high

jet setter
fly fly fly

can't tell the truth
lie lie lie

hard worker
try try try

concerned
my my my

distrustful
shy shy shy

melancholy
sigh sigh sigh

sentimental
cry cry cry

scary mary
terrify

nosy rosy
spy spy spy

meddlesome
pry pry pry

mathematician
pi pi pi

sweet tooth
pie pie pie

controlling
don't ask why

in the moment
why ask why

inquisitive
why why why

I'm a people watcher - a careful observer of human behavior.

Watching people has taught me that when I look at them ...

... sometimes I am looking through a window.

... other times I am looking in a mirror.

When I stare through a window in the afternoon, I see outside.

Staring through a window at night shows me "me".

The mirror always shows me "me" ... but also shows me what is behind me ... and what is to come.

Man, I hope all that makes sense.

But let me spell it out.

What you see is always a personal lesson for you ... if you see it that way.

That is a blessing.

Don't take the easy road of judgement and opinion.

Take the less-travelled road ... be advised and forewarned - especially when you watch someone else struggle or fall.

That might have been you - but for the power of healing and redemption.

That could still be you - but for God's amazing wisdom, grace and mercy.

Selah.


About Derrick Brown (Principal Consultant)
 

I am Keisha's husband, and Hannah's father.

My *other* passion is empowering people via methods that balance skill & will, analysis & synthesis, ideas & execution, and activity & achievement.

I am the product of my mentoring relationships, peacemaking (and peacekeeping), and problem-solving ability.

I am a publisher, filmmaker, executive coach & registered mediator with engineering degrees from Clemson and Georgia Tech.

My education began when I finished school.

After school, I enrolled in a lifelong curriculum that includes the following classes ...

  • ministry (serving people)
  • entrepreneurship (developing solutions that serve people)
  • stewardship (taking care of relationships, possessions, talents, body, mind, and time)
  • literacy (reading & writing skills)
  • numeracy (math skills)
  • language (communication skills)
  • self-expression (sharing "who you are")
  • self-identity (knowing "who you are")
  • analysis & synthesis (solving problems & sharing solutions)

KnowledgeBase is a ministry that has evolved from wisdom earned through lessons learned.

I want to share this wisdom to build teams of "triple threat" fellows - mentors, mediators, and problem solvers.

We will collaborate in simple, powerful ways that allow us to help people.

I now know that power is work done efficiently (with wise and skillful use of resources, interests, communication, and expertise).

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