Neither crime nor sin

Write Your Own Story

As I do, I’m trying to slow down to now – to be in the moment. A lot happened this week, reminding me that I am writing my own story. I’m also seeing myself reflected in others, and I don’t always like the way I show up. I have an edge to life. I have a chip on my shoulder. As one friend told me once, “Todd, you can be like a pit bull sometimes. You grab a hold of something, and you don’t let go.”

Actions speak louder than words.

“tick, tick… BOOM!”

Every generation rises up, inspiring some of us to rise up again like a Phoenix. I want to be that Phoenix – that Peacock – that Voice…just a little softer, a little more graceful. I want to be Meryl Streep without the sharp tongue, with an Elton John edge to my advocacy and a Keith Herring inspired heART.

So this week, I showed up with CEO’s, Vice President, Senior Partners, Drug Czars and tossed my ego into the ring. This time I introduced myself with a new found self-acceptance. I do belong at the table, despite what I’ve believed and told myself in the past. I don’t need to strut my feathers to be noticed. Being a quiet, compassionate giraffe is where I draw inspiration and set greater intentions, applying what I’ve learned from NVC or compassionate communication.

Questions speak louder than words.

“tick, tick… BOOM!”

I learn my living, by showing up, by sometimes putting my foot in my mouth. Sometimes, I catch myself passionated and close to my heart. If I’m not careful, I spew arguments that sound good but really don’t make a lot of sense or worse, put others on the defensive. I often get away with loose language. Thankfully I find people are willing to push back with grace, compassion and knowledge. And I learn better ways to show up and tell my story.

I’m writing my own story.

Thanks for listening. Keep tellin’ the story.

Signed ever faithfully,

The Right Reverend Lord C Todd Peacock III

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I see life as full of possibilities and the world full of beautiful people possessing unique and often untapped talents. I’m a learner and connector, seeking ways to leverage the abundance in this world through strong community.

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