Wrapped in?

Posted by Brenda Yoho

It is so exciting to receive a gift! The beautiful packages with the dazzling bows colors that sparkle and glitter make your eyes light up. You can’t wait to see inside! What could it be?

Have you ever judged a gift by the wrapping of the package? Does it matter what the present is wrapped in to make what is inside spectacular? How much do we judge by the looks of something before getting to know what is inside?

My mother-in-law lived with us for a short time, and it took me back to the days with my parents of watching daily the Price is Right and Let’s Make a Deal. These game shows are fun to watch, especially Let’s Make a Deal, when contestants are tricked into picking something without knowing what is on the inside.

How are you wrapped? Can people see who you are by how you are wrapped? I am not sure about this question. Does the responsibility rest with me or with others who view me? Do they need to like my wrapping before they know the inside?

How much of your inside is outside?

Does it take a long time to get to know who you are? If we were to meet today briefly in an elevator and I said hello, would that be the end of our conversations? When you are in a space with others, you do not know how long it takes to get to know yourself?

I think sometimes I say too much about myself! I can talk to people with ease and maybe talk too much. I love meeting other people and learning about who they are and what they do. It enriches my life in many ways. I do not hold anything back and freely talk about my life experiences, my values, and just what makes me.

My wrapping does not clearly define who I am and my complete story. There is so much more to know than the wrapping you see. So I hope we do not judge just on the wrapping but wait to see what is on the inside before deciding.

"I only have 2 rules!"
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