“…About a year ago….I’ve started cutting my own hair. I just set the trimmer on #3… and away it goes…”

TRADITIONS: Most of us don’t like CHANGE…resisting it.   For me… I’m set in my ways….and I like’s-it that way. Bah…humbug! I’ve been doing it this way for umpteen years. According to the way the wind blows…I’ve been, relatively, successful at it. I like it… I don’t want to change. I’m a traditionalist.

I like doing things the old fashioned way. I like dressing-up for work, for play, and especially…for God. I even wear socks. I can’t stand for my bare feet to go into my shoe, or on the bare floor, without some kind of foot covering…you’ve probably heard of them…they’re called socks.

I wear the same type and brand (Haynes) of V-Neck tee shirt that I’ve worn for the last 60 years. I don’t like anyone driving my car…either …that privilege is for me only. Wherever I go…I drive. PERIOD! That, my friends, is called “set in my ways.” Ok…I’m over all that…now.

Here’s what I’ve discovered in the last few years. CHANGE IS GOOD. I don’t mind my wife driving now…in fact, I enjoy the relaxing time. I’ve started parting my hair on the opposite side, PLUS, I wear it much shorter, making it easier to maintain. And, to be honest with you… I do something that I NEVER thought that I’d do in my life…and have even made fun of a few friends who do the SAME thing. About a year ago….I’ve started cutting my own hair. I just set the trimmer on #3… and away it goes.   Also, I dress just a bit more casual, and I like that too.   And, yes… I still wear socks.

I have a more relaxed view of life, now, than I’ve had over the years. Why? The reason is: I find myself being more tolerant, more approving, more rational, and more relaxed. I make more friends than ever, I’m more accessible, less threatening, and considerably more devotional ….it seems, that I’m turning into a nice guy.

I don’t have too many moving parts in my life, as my life consists of a lot of small-disjointed-pieces. I’m getting a lot better control of the pieces in my life. I’m more comfortable, now, with myself, than at any time in my life. I like people better. I find myself being more caring…and considerate. God has grabbed hold of me… tighter… than ever before, and He won’t let go. I like it that way. I’ve slowed down a lot, and now, I’m beginning to smell the roses.

Lastly, the traditional part of me has NEVER cared if people liked me… or not.   But now…I like being liked…it feels better. Philippians 4:6-7 – Do not be anxious about anything, but in everything by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known to God. And the peace of God, which surpasses all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus.

So, the bottom line… CHANGE IS GOOD…..and O’yeah….God is even BETTER!


About Charles Brooks

who is originally from Miami, Fla., moved to SC, holds two degrees from the University of SC. His business background is primarily in Real Estate Development (Motels, Hotel, Office Buildings, Restaurants, Residential) and Business Consulting. He currently is Managing Director of Brooks, Baker, Lehman & Kohlhepp - Investors in Real Estate and Mining, and has other business interests under the umbrella of Brooks Properties. FULL-TIME-MINISTRY: Fully engaged in spreading the Gospel of Our Lord Jesus Christ, with an emphasis on the Business Community.


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