Everybody is Weird!
Let’s face it: everybody is weird! Everyone has their own little idiosyncrasies and everyone does things that strain credulity. Everyone does things that are off-the-wall. Everyone does what-the-heck-was-that kind of stuff. It is the one thing that we all have in common with one another.
In our program of recovery, we go through a process of identifying and dealing with our shortcomings and defects of character. This is done through an inventory process that renders important truths about ourselves. But what is really the difference between a defect of character and a personality trait?
I think that we all have our little quirks by a grander design. There’s a lot of code in my DNA that I couldn’t redesign under any circumstances. I have all kinds of weird little behaviors. I talk about God all the time. I constantly scan the horizon for service opportunities. I’m always helping people. You usually find me smiling. I usually make people laugh. I am always genuine in these actions.
I have heard it said that we’re all here to do what we’re all here to do. Let’s not get hung up on the things that make up who we are on a personal level. Let us accept our little flaws today, but do something good with them. Let us accept other people’s little flaws today, and show them kindness and tolerance whether they do anything about them or not. This is how we ultimately get better. Getting better has become my favorite thing.
Isn’t that weird?
James A. Francetich is a freelance writer and author. The opinions expressed are solely of the author and do not represent any community based recovery programs, private or public entities or any governmental agencies.