“….I’m set in my ways….and I like’s it that way….”

"Listen to 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; I’ve been 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, play, and God.  I wear socks.  I can’t stand for my bare feet to go into my shoe, or the bare floor, without some kind of foot covering…like a sock.  I wear the same type and brand (Haynes) V-Neck tee shirt, and have for 40 years.  I don’t like anyone driving my car…that’s for me only.  Where ever I go…I drive.  PERIOD!  Ok… I’m over all that.  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, she lovingly provides me.  I’ve started parting my hair on the opposite side, PLUS, I wear it much shorter, making it easier to maintain.  I dress, just a bit, more casual, and I like that too.  (Yes, I still wear socks).  I have a more relaxed view of life, now, than over the years.  Why?  The reason is: I find myself being more tolerant, more approving, more rational, I make more friends than ever, more accessible, less threatening, more dependent on Our Lord Jesus Christ….it seems, that I’m turning into a nicer guy.  I don’t have too many moving parts, but consist of a lot of pieces.  I’m getting better control of the pieces in my life.  I’m more comfortable, with me, than anytime in my life.  I like people better.  I find myself more caring.  God has grabbed hold, tighter, than ever before, and He won’t let go; and I like it that way.  I’ve slowed down a lot, and now, I smell the roses.  I’ve 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, CHANGE IS GOOD… Blessings…cjlb…9/26/13

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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