Monday, June 1, 2009

Monday Micro: Legos

For seven years, a man named Barry Galloway was our pastor. This was one of my favorite things that he ever said:

Legos blocks come in all sizes. Some pieces have one or two posts; they can only connect to one or two other blocks. Some Legos have enough posts to connect with dozens of other blocks.

People are like Legos. We're all made differently. Some of us can connect deeply with only one or two others in friendship; some can have close friendships with many people. Find out what type of Lego you are. And don't feel like you have to change it.

13 comments:

beckiwithani said...

I'm definitely a little lego.

Simply Heather said...

Beth...wonderful sharing!!! Love this. Thank you.

I'll have to think this over, me. I tend to be very friendly with everyone, sharing myself isn't difficult but..BUT...there are very few that I have a connection with...so few! And I get weary with long conversations...better with short and sweets. Writing, however, well that's another story that could take me an entire page.

hahaha - imagine that

So...with that description, I suppose I'd be one of those rare lego's that you always need for whatever you're making, but because I'm rare...I don't stay long in one making. Which one would that be? hmmmmm

Rachel Cotterill said...

I LOVE that analogy. I wrote a couple of rambling posts earlier in the year about the way we can misunderstand others' views on friendship and you've summed it all up in a couple of lines. PS I think I'm one of those base boards ;)

Rachel Cotterill said...

@Simply Heather in real building terms it sounds like you're the wooden framing they use to build arches!

Jeff D'Antonio said...

Cool analogy. I like that.

Although, I guess I've always thought of myself as more of a Tinker Toy than a Lego - alone, I'm nothing but a stick, but together with other Tinker Toy parts I can be part of an engineering masterpiece, capable of amazing things...

Same idea, different toys. Now, I wonder where Lincoln Logs and Erector sets fit in........

Chris said...

Great message!

Strange Mamma said...

That's awesome. I may have to post that somewhere. Little Lego here to.

Call Me Cate said...

I love this! So glad you shared it. It warrants further pondering.

Kris said...

I love this--it's a totally new way of looking at things for me!! Thank you for sharing!!

Sandi said...

Very sweet. I love the message it sends out. Plus, I'm a visual learner so I can totally appreciate the picture it creates :-).

C. Beth said...

Becki--I think I'm pretty little too.

Heather--I like Rachel's description of what you are!

Rachel--Interesting, so you have a lot of "posts" to connect with?

Jeff--I like the Tinker Toy idea!

Chris--I know I'm not the only one who found it a very memorable analogy.

Strange Mamma--Feel free to steal the idea! (I did!)

Cate--It's stuck with me for several years now, and it was good to remind myself of it.

Kris--You're welcome! I'm glad you enjoyed it.

Sandi--Yes, it's great for visual learners to have analogies like this!

caryn said...

I love this! I'm definitely a small lego. I'm a very friendly person, however, I only have a few close friends. It use to bother me that my sister had tons of friends and I only had a few close friends. Now that I'm older I'm completely satisfied and thankful for friendships I hold so close.

Steph said...

What a fantastic way to think of ourselves. We are who we are and we're perfect that way!