Day 7: I may not be a 10 to YOU but oh, I’m definitely a 10
This lesson was particularly hilarious! But it helped me understand Matthew 6:22-23 in another way:
“The lamp of the body is the eye. If therefore your eye is good, your whole body will be full of light. 23 But if your eye is bad, your whole body will be full of darkness. If therefore the light that is in you is darkness, how great is that darkness!”
Another in translation, the scripture begins with “The eyes are the window to the soul…”. I learned something, what your eye is attracted to, is a reflection of what’s in your soul *Stomp my foot & hit my hand on the podium*. I will use myself as an example…I like a certain type of guy. If you did not fall into a certain criteria…dude it’s not going to happen. This year, I had a gentlemen approach me and say that he was praying, he wants to take me out, etc etc. I just stood, nodded my head, politely smiled and sweetly “declined”. Over lunch with a few friends a few weeks later, that particular topic came up and they wanted to know as to WHY I said no. I said “Are we not looking at the same person…you’re kidding right?! Yep, not my type. Not my something to do”. My friend made a statement I thought was just…astonishing…”He may not be a 10 to you…but he’s a 10 to someone else.”. That.Is.So.True. Funny thing about life is what goes around comes back around. I now had a gentlemen friend I was delightfully interested in. I was beyond confident, that at my beckon, I would give him the opportunity to woo me away….yea that didn’t happen. Come to find out, he preferred women who a lighter in complex, curly hair etc. Now, we all know, you don’t tell a black woman at that. At first, I was taken aback and I thought “But I’m a 10!” LOL. But you know, life in itself is a romance. There is something in you that is drawn to something similar in another person. It’s a soul issue. Your soul is made up of your mind, your will and emotions. What you like, reflects that! I had to and I’m STILL making adjustments to what I’m attracted to. Not everything you want is good for you. You need a healthy, balanced diet. None the less, the lesson was still hilarious.