People like me, we jump really high with our dreams, emotions and hopes. But we also fall really hard.
Some people, the ones I thought I am supposed to be like, they sort of float somewhere in the middle. They have good days and bad days, for sure, though they are rarely so far up in the clouds that they forget the law of gravity. No, that’s reserved for people like me. We have super-great, amazing days and horrible days.
I used to hate that. Why couldn’t I be like ‘those’ people. You know, the calm, not overly excitable and not so emotional folks? They seem to float through their day with ease.
Why? Because God made me this way. Crazy, passionate, jump off the cliff, whole-hearted. I’m either all in or I’m not.
Realizing this and embracing it was one of the first steps to peace with myself. The next step is realizing all of life has balance to it. You simply cannot live at one end of the spectrum every day, though I suspect I will try to figure out a way to do this before I die. If you are a ‘high-jumper’, the coming down is always the hard part. It needs to balance out.
Those other people, you know the ones I always tried to be? They’re really not that different. The have joys and sorrows too, they just don’t hit the ground so hard that they need someone to peel them off the cement. But neither do they often breathe the thin are at those at those high altitudes that make one all silly and giddy.
I am not at all saying one is better than the other. God made both. Us crazy-passionate people need you wise, level-headed, count-the-cost folks. Someone has to remind us to breathe, to slow, to brace ourselves and to help peel us off the cement.
Just like you need us to challenge and encourage you to dream and jump, and take a chance.
What about you, are you a ‘high-jumper’?