I can’t remember whether I have blogged about Type 1 and Type 2 people. If I have, apologies, I am just a Type 2 person!
The story goes like this –
One day, we were driving on the road. “We” means I was behind the wheel while Rachel (my teenage daughter) and Chris (my 11-year-old son) were seated at the back. Chris was relating his stories as prefect in his school. He is incharge of the canteen area, thus, order seems to be always the order of the day.
Rachel said, without much clue that she was referring to the stories of Chris,
There are two types of person in this world. The first type is the one who manages his life well and stay clear of other people’s business. The second type is the one who does not know how to manage his life yet wants to run other people’s life.
Chris asked, without realizing that his sister was actually trying to ridicule him,
Jie-jie, which type you belong to?
I am Type 1, of course! Rachel answered.
Chris asked again,
What do you think I am?
Rachel said, You are Type 2!
So, there you are, the lady and gentleman in my house in Type 1 and Type 2!
Why am I telling this story? Because I have been Rachel’s Type 2 person lately. Last Monday, I went to a Girls’ Brigade Officers’ Retreat some 20 miles away from town. No telephone service, no connection. It was a three days’ retreat, I did not stay in, I drove in and out. Yes, Monday, I came back in the evening to find that my maid ran out of gas for cooking. She informed me two days ago, but I forgot to order.
The sun had already set when I arrived home. I allowed myself to be angry with myself through the night and even through the next day. Just before the sun set the next day, I jumped into my car and drove along the road, then this hymn was played in my CD player –
Walking in sunlight all of my journey;
Over the mountains, through the deep vale;
Jesus has said, “I’ll never forsake thee,”
Promise divine that never can fail.
Heavenly sunlight, heavenly sunlight,
Flooding my soul with glory divine:
Hallelujah, I am rejoicing,
Singing His praises, Jesus is mine.
Shadows around me, shadows above me,
Never conceal my Savior and Guide;
He is the Light, in Him is no darkness;
Ever I’m walking close to His side.
In the bright sunlight, ever rejoicing,
Pressing my way to mansions above;
Singing His praises gladly I’m walking,
Walking in sunlight, sunlight of love.
I was lifted to higher ground while driving towards the heavenly sunlight!
I still have to be Type 2 person until my event on November 4th is over! There are many subjects bloggable, but I have a magazine to complete, news releases to write, program to run, and guests and good friends to entertain …..
I thank one of the bloggers, The Green Pasture (check at my daily inspiration list, please, I am too busy to do a link J for his timely reminder on “first thing first” in his punchline – Happy blogging every one, after you have done things that you ought to do in the real world.
So, out in the real world, I go… Till then…..