Monday, June 2, 2014

people and something philosophical (?)

as i've grown up (though i am still quite young) i've realized that i'm generally skill-less. as one of my friends put it: "i'm a jack of all trades, master of none". in general, that's an okay place to be. i can do a lot of things, and be fairly decent at them. but i'm not amazing at or passionate about one thing, it seems. 

that's where people come in. if there's one thing i love, it's people. and i know how to manage them, work with them, and love them. i have always loved people, and tend to see the good in them. lucky for me, i have been incredibly blessed to meet some incredible friends in my life-time. an i love, love, love it!! 

at the beginning of this summer i spent some time in kansas city, kansas with friends, and was adopted into an entirely new group of friends. and you know what? i loved it! they were so excepting of me and kind. my heart explodes every day with the love i have experienced through the people i have met. 

i had to write a paper (that was 20 pages long... i never want to repeat that process!) this past semester about my worldview and leadership and blah blah blah... my point in this was to say that i had to defend said paper to my professor. my stance was that mankind is good because we were created in the image of God, we fell from that original purpose, but our goodness was restored when we were redeemed in Jesus. my professor didn't quite agree, but that doesn't matter much to me. i still believe people are good. simply because i have met too many wonderful people to know any different. 

i say this to remind myself how truly blessed i am directly because of the people who have come in and out of my life. and i am so, so thankful for that.  

p.s. these photos were taken in kc by my new friend (yay!) sam. you can see more of his photography here: sam olson photography. it's stunning!