“I never thought much about speed until I lived in Kenya, East Africa. The nationals watched those of us with colorless faces and tagged us according to our actions and way of relating to others. They gave me two names. The first was Omore. Literally it means a person who has joy within himself, or we’d say, a happy person. The second name was Haraka, which means quick or fast.” (from Cec Murphey’s Writer to Writer)

I too have been called Omore and Haruka. That should be a good thing. Right? Well it depends who you ask.

In a room full of laughing audience members there are always a few who will not/ cannot smile, let alone laugh out loud!

As for moving quickly? The slow will not tolerate it. They either want to be like you or they demand you slow to their pace.

What is a person to do under those circumstances?

Be yourself. Like the cartoon character Popeye says…I am what I am and that’s all that I am.

Even God holds to that truth.

God said to Moses, “I am who I am. This is what you are to say to the Israelites: ‘I am has sent me to you.’” (Exodus 3:14, NIV)

Be yourself. No one is better qualified.

Prayer – Thanks God for making me just the way I am. Amen

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