For most of my life, I have lived under the impression that my actions will follow my heart—that the things I treasured most would be reflected by my investments. As the saying goes, “You can tell what’s important to someone by looking at their calendar and checkbook.” While I think there is some truth in that statement, over the past few years of pursuing minimalism, I have begun to notice that the inverse is probably even more true.
This year we’ve asked Scott Hamilton to speak from the main stage at Storyline. You probably noticed Scott all over the Sochi Winter Olympics coverage this past winter, but we know him as someone more than an Olympic gold medalist and commentator. We invited Scott because he’s an inspirational husband, father and follower of Jesus. How do you perform in front of billions of people without losing your mind? Talk about pressure. It’s more pressure than you and I could deal with. Or is it?
I want people to know my friend Carolyn is amazing at her job, but more than that, I want people to know the stuff inside her that makes her a great friend. The stuff that makes you want to stand by her at a party, in hopes that her thoughtful observations and quick wit rub might off on you. Let’s stop introducing the people we love based solely on what they do, who they cash their checks from, or what’s on their twitter profiles. Let’s instead start reminding them of who they are.
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