Life

Perceptions

Perception – a way of regarding, understanding, or interpreting something; a mental impression

Question – If you perceive something to be true, is it actually true?

Social media has opened my eyes about the way we perceive things. Even when in agreement, we never truly understand the other person’s full perspective unless we ask, or they explain it in detail. Most of the time we assume that because we are in agreement, our perspectives are the same. When in reality, they are not.

Honestly, perceptions can be very deceptive. Especially when we attempt to interpret another person’s feelings or words. Have you ever wondered how someone perceived you based on your words, feelings or actions? Do you believe their perception would be accurate if they never spoke to or interacted with you? More than likely, not. So why do we assume our perceptions of others to be true?

My advice, if you really want to know how a person feels, or understand the meaning behind their words or messages, ASK. Also, people change over time. Just because they said something or felt a certain way a year ago, doesn’t mean they feel the same way today. Again, ASK.

As always, thanks for reading and enjoy the rest of your day!

Shaun

Life

Hello Sunday

Hello Sunday! Not going to write much today. I’m on a much needed family vacation with my mom and siblings. This is the first time all of us have been together since before the pandemic. Honestly, I did not realize how much I needed this. Family.

So today I’m sharing last year’s blog, Just Ask. Thought it was fitting since yesterday’s blog was God Knows. I guess you could say they’re complementary. Just think, God knows exactly what we need even before we know we need it. Which means He will grant us the desires of our hearts without us asking. As I explained in Just Ask, sometimes it can be a simple thought or request and Voila! it’s done. Whew! Getting emotional thinking about how much God loves me. Y’all, He really does love me. Smiling. Grateful.

Well, that’s all I have for today. Wishing you a wonderful Sunday! Here is Just Ask:

Just Ask

I’m so emotional right now! You’re probably thinking, when is she not. Lol! I am just going to drop this gem right here and I dare you to use it! …

Just Ask

Shaun