I'm sure there is some wise old-lady saying out there somewhere that references the fact that if you talk to yourself a lot than you must be talking too much. To that I say, whatever.
I can not imagine trying to accomplish my daily tasks or working on solving the world's problems without the luxury of having someone to talk to all the time about everything. I mean, my goodness, God gave me two ears- one to listen to others and one to listen to myself- so I might as well use them, yes?
However, I have to wonder, while I'm weaving my intra-personal web of communication does anyone else ever listen to and actually comprehend what I am saying? Or, better yet, do they care? Are they learning from me or finding my information to be helpful? Isn't that what a blog is...a chance to chat it up with your most favorite person of all...yourself?
A few weeks ago I spoke to our church youth group and afterwards I couldn't tell if they were on the edge of their seats waiting for more, or if they were just trying to see who could bolt out the door the fastest. I hope they learned a little something. I don't know if what I said made any sense or left any kind of lasting impression. After all, the speech I gave to them sounded like a well-written Presidential address in my mind but as I spit the words out I realized they more closely resembled a Sesame Street skit than a speech. ouch.
Wouldn't that be great if we could actually say what we mean, regardless of who the audience is? I would love it if the advice I give to myself sounded half as poetic once it leaves my lips. sigh....
P.S. Or, if you don't want to listen to me chat you can wait just a bit and I'll try to get some pictures from Rachel's birthday party posted soon.