I am aware some people think I am obnoxious. I prefer to think of myself as exuberant.
I met my high school sweet heart when we were in elementary school. He showed up at my house with his big cousin, my big sister’s best friend, and I was hyper and yelled HI! too close and too loud and he literally sprinted out the door. My sister and his cousin had to go find him while I cried embarrassed in my bedroom.
I know I am too much some times. I have been pulled aside more times than I can count to be told while people appreciate my encouragement, it is too loud, too much, too critical. (I can’t help it, when I get really jazzed about something, I just want to make it BETTER!) Could I settle down?
I can’t. Not really. I can’t really settle down.
I never thought I had the gift of encouragement. That was for girls who had less opinions, said “go team!” and “great job!” on cue and in unison. Like actual cheerleaders. I am a little too pushy. Sometimes I pick up the dreams people abandon and hand them back to them. Sometimes they would rather leave them behind.
I know my brand of exuberant isn’t for everyone. I know people sometimes think it is obnoxious. But sometimes, people need pushy, if it is out of love. Isn’t another word for encouragement, a well placed kick in the rear?
I am linking up with Lisa Jo Baker for Five Minute Fridays. You should really check them out.