What’s in a Message?!?!

old-phoneSCENARIO#1:   Ring … Ring … Ring … Ring … Hi, can’t get to the phone right now, please leave a message after the beep … Beeeeeeeeeeeep (Whoever was calling hung up)

 

SCENARIO #2:  Ring … Ring … Ring … Ring … Hi, this is ______, leave a message after the beep … Beeeeeeeeeeeeep (“Hey it’s me, call me back”)

 

SCENARIO #3:   Ring … Ring … Ring … Ring … This is  ______, leave a message and I will get back to when I can … Beeeeeeeeeep (“Hey, its ______, so I was calling because  … and I I remembered … so it got me thinking … and then maybe later …”)  This message timed out and they call back (“sorry, its _____ again, I didn’t get to finish my message.  I was thinking … and if you want to … so when you get the message … and if I am not home …”)

 

I have this wonderful theory that I seem to live by and its not for everyone and may really bother those who I call; however, I am just a simple person and like to make things easy.  When I call someone, whether it be family or friends, I don’t always leave a message.  It is a rare occasion that you get a message from me.  My reasoning behind this theory is “If it is important then I will leave a message and if I am just calling to say HI, no message is left.”  I feel that everyone leads important lives and their lives can get rather busy and I know it is nice to hear from someone if it is just a “Hello;” however, I don’t know of anyone who doesn’t have caller ID and they can see I called.  If they would like to call me back at their convience, I am okay with that.  

 

telefonMy theory when someone is calling me works in a similar fashion.  If someone is calling me and I know who it is, I will answer the phone if I am available.  If someone is calling me with an unknown phone number or a number I don’t recognize, I don’t answer it, they will get my voicemail.  If the reason they are calling me is important, then they will leave a message and if it isn’t they will just hang up.  I am not bothered either way!  

 

Now, I can’t imagine what you are all thinking about my phone theory and I’m sure its not a normal method of message leaving or phone answering.  What I do know is that everyone has some kind of theory on how and why you leave a message and how and why you answer the phone.  So lets hear it!  I can honestly tell you I have heard it all about my phone methods, but I want to know what your phone methods are, what are your pet peeves, etc.  

 

I know this is something completely off the wall and bizarre.  And most would say that it doesn’t matter how you leave a message or why you leave a message etc.  I am just curious because I get picked on a lot by some friends as to why I don’t leave messages.  So please, add your two cents.

 

Beth

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I keep looking, but I can’t find it …

lost_foundI can imagine that someone is always looking for something, whether it be your keys, your phone, a book, a piece of paper, etc.  It could be anything that someone is possibly looking for.  For arguments sake, I would go as low as 7 times out of 10 you can NEVER find that specific something that you are looking for.  In turn, because you can’t find it, your reactions vary depending on how important it is and why you are looking for it.  Sometimes we just give up and have that “whatever” attitude or sometimes we become  angry because whatever it is we are looking for is so important or sometimes we find ourselves feeling panicked because whatever it is we are looking for belongs to someone else.  So we look and look and look until we find our room, house, car, office or what have you turned upside down like a tornado just came flying through.  Low and behold, when you do find it, which is rare, a sigh of relief comes over you and you either laugh or cry.  And when you can’t find it, you can’t stop wondering where it was the last time you saw it.   

I can’t tell you how many times that has happen to me and ironically when I am not looking for this specific item, I end up finding it unexpectedly.   So do we keep looking until we are blue in the face or stop looking for that specific thing we lost because statistics tells us we will find it when we are not looking?  This entire thing only came about because of my sister, she was going on vacation and she couldn’t find her camera.  Almost two weeks later, I was helping her pack her things and ironically, she found it.  So thank you my wonderful sister for this inspiration of something to talk about, I love you.

 

How many times do you lose things and can’t find them?  Do you normally find that specific something when you are not looking for it?  Can’t wait to hear back from you all.

 

Beth

He is …

I pray that this video inspires everyone.  It is a very powerful video that cannot be described.  So please enjoy, I would love to hear what everyone thinks.

 

In Him,

Beth

 

You can take a horse to water, but you can’t make it drink!

horseIn reality, as a person, we can only do so much to help our friends or family (other then pray for them).  Sometimes it gets to that point when the things they say or the things they do  just break your heart in two.  Financially you can’t help them out because we are struggling too.  But a few solutions that have come to mind and suggested that to a friend or family member are not only great solution but maybe a promising turn around.  

The problem that continues to not resolve any part of their situation is, they refuse, don’t go, or simply are ashamed/embarrassed to do any of those suggestions for fear they may be stooping to level that is simply not who they are.  Today, lets be honest, we are in a recession.  We are suffering and struggling to make ends meet.  We should be proud of who we are and thankful for everything we have.  If something is available or opportunity arrises, don’t hesitate.  Think of it as a stepping stone that will help you on your way, a true blessing.  So as many times as I have taken that initiative to help friends out, we can’t make them do something or anything for that matter.  But I believe in the end, without taking up offers being given to you, friends and family members are just hurting themselves and not helping themselves out.  

 

How far have you gone to help a friend or a family member out, but everytime you do, they just won’t go for it?  Let me know your thoughts.

 

Beth

One amazing Little Boy!

This video was sent to me in an e-mail and it just captured my heart.  I hope that everyone enjoys!