Will you Sit in the The Chair of Joy™ Randy?
He sits in the chair. You can see him get swallowed up in the mammoth size of it… he is so uncomfortable, for a minute.
I say you look good, it's comfortable huh? Kind of fun even...It looks good on you Randy. Just relax, the next few minutes are just about you.
He has got the biggest grin on his face, it sparks my joy!
I say you are always the one shining the light on others, taking care of all those who cross your path every day.
He said, yes, there are many. I am never the one that is the center of attention.
I think to myself, what does he do with all that energy and emotion that comes his way, I bet he does not walk or take any time for himself at all. He is busy providing, and comforting, always. When does he take time for joy, refresh, feed his soul, do the things he loves, bask in the glory of all that he has created.
He says, I am NOT the one in the spotlight, or in front of the camera, it's the brides and grooms that I wed…and his mind drifts off for a second, I am sure he is thinking of all the responsibility he has.
Again, he shifts his weight, having someone take the time to look directly at him, into his eyes, unwavering and asking him questions, having him be the center of attention. It is a lot all at once. He is always giving, giving, giving, giving and exhausted from giving or at least that I am sensing...and observing.
I ask him to take a deep breath. What was one time/place that gave you joy Randy?
And we begin.