Did you know there’s a place on Microsoft Word that already has your formulas written out for you? Check this out….oh, I don’t know the code thingy to get it on here, but take my word for it. You can click your mouse twice on the tool bar of Word and BAM! There’s the formula. I still don’t know how to use it, but there it is.
I’m not technically savvy so every time I learn something new with my computer or the internet, I jump for joy and show someone else. This can be annoying for those close to me, because a lot of times they already know what I’ve just learned.
Finding this formula thing got me thinking, “What else has been here all along that I haven’t noticed?” So I’ve been prowling through my Microsoft Word program. Evidently I can make tables, translate and wrap my text around a picture too. Who knew? (I know, everyone under the age of 22!)
I wonder what else I’ve been missing. Not on my computer, but out in my life. You know, things that aren’t new, but I just haven’t noticed them or haven’t taken the time to look a little deeper. That goes for feelings too. I’m not feeling so peppy today, and my first reflex is to try to make that feeling go away. But perhaps the first thing I should do is investigate why I’m feeling the way I do and look around there for a little bit. Is there something I can change? Is there something I need to do? And if I can’t do anything to change it, then what can I do in me to help me through it.
This is all part of the “be real” project. Avoiding stuff usually doesn’t help. (Of course, dwelling on it isn’t advisable either, but this blog is on noticing things) I get why we avoid things, why we don’t really take a good look. Fear. We’re scared of what might happen. I mean I might totally mess my document up if I venture into the “insert” tab, but the only real guarantee is that if I never go there, I’ll never learn how to use it. And what is life if we aren’t learning and growing? It’s stagnant, shallow, and safe. That’s what it is. I don’t really think we’re supposed to live safe lives. That’s not the example Jesus set.
So I guess I’ll take another look at my glumness and try to insert a big, fat happy face on my next Word document with text wrapped all around it!