Tap. Tap. Tap. Read a few more words, write a few more words.
This is the same story I have written a million times before. The Post-It notes, the scratch paper, the nailpolish covered notebook paper, the snippets typed into my computer in the middle of the night. It is always the same story.
And the story starts like this…
Once upon a time there was a boy. He was handsome and witty, but the world didn’t see him that way. No, the world saw him as shy and withdrawn. Attractive, but not attractive enough to called upon as gorgeous. Here we enter a girl. This girl was a little too loud when she was tired (which was all the time) and found it easy to find the best in other people.
Here they meet. Somewhere in the middle of life they run into each other. Maybe it was a school thing, a college thing, a work thing, a church thing, or they were connected by a brother and a roommate being in love; who knows.
Suddenly it becomes interesting; our girl suddenly finds herself ridiculously attracted to our boy. For some reason he finds her easy to talk to and opens up to her in a way that he typically avoids. People around their blossoming friendship take notice. Mutual friends/acquaitences are quick to point out that Boy never opens up like this; he doesn’t spend this much time with anyone let alone a girl he isn’t dating. Girl brings out the best in Boy. She sees him for the man he actually is and people begin to see a change, at least when she is around.
And the mistake is made: Girl takes these whispers, snippets, conversations to heart. She begins to believe there is something there, that there is a reason for the boy’s attention and friendship, maybe something beyond just friendship. This is a bad choice.
I have written this story so many times. I’d like a new story line.
I want the story to read like this…
Once upon a time there was a girl. She was a little too loud when she was tired (which was all the time), but she found it easy to find the best in other people. Unfortunately she didn’t always see it in herself. Here we enter a boy. He was courageous in his own way, kind, honest and loyal. He believed in using his strength for the betterment of others.
Here they meet. Somewhere in the middle of life they run into each other. Maybe it was a school thing, a college thing, a work thing, a church thing, or perhaps it was simply that they kept seeing each other at a favorite book store; who knows.
Suddenly it becomes interesting; our boy suddenly finds himself ridiculously attracted to our girl. For some reason he finds her easy to talk to and finds her opening up to him in a way he didn’t expect. He gives her courage to be exactly who she is meant to be and she gives him strength to be the man he needs to be. People around their blossoming friendship take notice. Mutual friends/aquaintences are quick to point out that Girl never taken pride in her goodness before and that Boy seems to be fighting for something. They bring out the very best in each other. People begin to see changes in them both, and they’re both growing.
This is no mistake. Boy realizes that Girl is exactly what he wants to fight for, and Girl realizes Boy is who she wants to give strength to all her life. This is a good choice.
They are in love.
This is the story I want to be a part of. The first one is a vicious cycle that causes nothing but brokenness…it’s time to get off that train and find a new track that will take me to the second story. The second story is where I belong.
Where do you belong?