In the world of today most individuals are multi-tasking while trying to stay afloat; most barely have their heads above the water.
As I was rushing out of my house I was late for an appointment. In fact, the assignation was to address an audience of "young women" who were graduating from a private school. It was a pretty impressive gig, and it was an honor to be a speaker at this graduation ceremony.
They asked me to be a speaker because of my published books, and having been in the health care field it would be beneficial to the mixture of wannabe "authors, nurses & social workers."
I was trying hard to be "humble" about it, and smiled at the memory of the phone call from the Dean who expressed a deep interest in having me attend, and be the "keynote speaker."
Being a Christian, I always humble myself before the Lord and know that everything I am, and all that I do is because of Him. I pride myself on not allowing anything get to me in a "prideful" manner, and to keep it "real between my Lord and myself." I ask Him that should I ever become "puffed up" in any way at all, that He should bring forth a message to "de-puff" my head.
As I was racing out the door, I encountered my very nice looking neighbor and his little boy Scott, 4 years old. Scotty ran over to me and began to pet my Schnauzer. His dad and I began to speak, and I told him I was in a rush due to being a keynote speaker at a "private school graduation."
After a little while of this, and my neighbor espousing, "what an honor that is, congratulations" - I heard Scott say, "Daddy look she has a kite's tail flying in the air."
At first I didn't know what he was talking about. It was an unusually windy day and I kept hearing a "whirling sound" behind me; well imagine my shock, and surprise, to see that the kite's tail was in fact a long piece of toilet paper coming out from my pants!!!!
I felt my face get hot, and no doubt beet red. My neighbor shushed his son up and said, "Good luck" and hurried off.
I looked up to the Lord and said "Thank you God, I needed that lesson in humility" - and smiled really wide as I got into my car, fully "de-puffed."
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