Saturday, August 16, 2008

Thoughts from Ecuador #3

So this boy came by to visit me a couple days ago. Well, maybe I shouldn't call him a boy anymore. He's 19 now, but still quite the loud-and-in-your-face clown most of the time. At one point he got all quiet and looked at me with complete seriousness. He said, "Angela, can I tell you something?".
"Of course", I responded.
"Well, you know how I'm kinda annoying and just joke around all the time?
(How could anyone NOT notice, I thought to myself :P – but I nodded at him in reciprocal seriousness).
"Well, I want you to know that when I get a girlfriend I will change. I will take life more seriously and try harder at things. I will".

It seemed so funny to me that he would tell me this, not to mention his logic. I mean, why not change NOW so that you can actually get a nice girlfriend? :P. Why wait?

Then it struck me that we are all so much like this fellow sometimes - we are always waiting on something, and THEN we will change whatever it is we know we need to change. After Christmas I will quit smoking, in the spring I will start jogging, when I'm not so busy I will start going to church, after exams are over I will start having quiet times with God, when I have enough money I will stop working all this overtime and spend time with my family, when I'm done university then I will make more mature choices.....

I wonder if the "something"s we wait on ever end. I wonder if our logic is really as funny as my a little Ecuadorian friend's. I wonder what we are really waiting on?


At Saturday, August 16, 2008 10:09:00 PM, Blogger Dave said...

Like you said earlier, sounds a lot like my cousin

At Saturday, August 23, 2008 9:31:00 PM, Blogger Janna said...

one guess. mauricio :)

At Tuesday, June 02, 2009 3:49:00 PM, Blogger Tim or Lil said...

ha. ha. I had it guessed after one sentence too!
Miss ya.


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