‘was he tall?’
‘Did he have black hair?’
Then she came out with
‘did he have a pen behind his ear?’
I found it really funny and interesting at the same time that my daughter saw the a pen behind the ear as being a defining characteristic.
If I was describing the teacher, I too would have gone with tall and black hair but then I would have said, ‘he always seems to be smiling’.
You see, the pen behind the ear is distinctive, but it really doesn’t describe who someone is and I wonder if we make this mistake too when we describe people purely by their appearance.
You see, I am fairly inspired by a teacher who often seems to be smiling and happy. Teaching isn’t the easiest job in the world and it is to his credit that this person appears to be so positive.
Who are you?
I believe in a God who is at work in me helping me to grow and to become the person who he created me to be.
We all have such vast potential and I pray that we will learn to see the possibilities in ourselves and others rather than basing our expectations on physical appearance or circumstances.
Who are you becoming?
After all, there is a lot more to life that having a pen behind your ear isn’t there?