Tuesday, February 9, 2010

The Benefits of Age

Tonight I am at work. I just finished moderating a focus group composed of teens. And it was so painful!! There were nine of them, but the group just did not gel. I would ask question after question and they would sit there, afraid to speak, to express themselves. Even now, as they are waiting for their parents to finish up in another group, they are all sitting there not talking to each other.

It was so painful to deal with that it took me right back to high school. I can remember feeling that uncomfortable often back then. Once I asked a friend from church to take me with her to a neighboring school's football game. This friend was pretty and popular. She was active in student council and had many friends. At the game she flitted from friend to friend while I sat there not knowing what to say to anyone and feeling extremely insecure.

Let me just say that tonight I am glad not to be in high school anymore. I am so glad to know who I am, feel good about what I have become and the choices that I have made. That it is easy to sit next to someone I have never met before and talk, express opinions, and try to get to know them.

Age has its benefits!

Scripture of the Day: Matt 25:10


  1. Amen sista! I wouldn't go back to high school for anything!

  2. Ah, the perspective that age gives! I find I get a little better at this with each decade. . .something to look forward to about growing older? :)

  3. I know exactly what you mean!! Sorry about your focus group though.

  4. They probably would have had a lovely chat if they were allowed to text each other. :)


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