Come on, you remember. You’re in high school. You are riding on the bus (or the back seat of your friends car), and the vehicle makes a sharp turn. Etiquette says you fight against the G-forces to keep in your space. But sometimes physics takes over and you lean hard into the person next to you.
If the person next to you is a pretty girl, it becomes an “opportunity curve”…
…a chance to get close to someone who is way out of your league
…a chance to say, “Sorry…the curve was sharp”
…and if you’re lucky, a chance to hear, “That’s OK. It was nice”
There are all kinds of forces that affect us every day. Most of them we naturally resist…it’s what etiquette suggests. Etiquette says it’s not proper to let that force push you…to be pushed into something you can’t control or foresee. Etiquette says you must always be in control.
…but what if etiquette is wrong?
What if etiquette is restricting an amazing journey that could be wonderful…life changing…terrifying…and beautiful all at the same time?
What if…the force isn’t something pushing against you…what if the force is something pushing for you into a dream-making opportunity that could only happen if a greater-than-you-could-muster-on-your-own force helped make it happen?
What if the force is the gentle presence of God guiding you, a divine nudge into your next-best-of-all-possible-multi-verses, and all you have to do is trust that this G-force always has your best interest in mind?
How about this: The next time a force guides us into a direction we aren’t in control of, lets…
…see what happens
…embrace the challenge/change/discomfort/awkwardness
…smile, take a deep breath, and yell, “OPPORTUNITY CURVE!!!”