I enjoy reading about personality types. Recently I happened upon a website that talked about Monochrones and Polychrones. Confession: I laughed when I read it and then called my husband into the computer room and made him read it. He laughed too. You may not find it quite as humerous as we did but the following words are what brought a smile to our faces:
•Do one thing at a time.
•View time commitments as critical.
•Are committed to jobs (projects and tasks).
•Adhere religiously to plans.
•Emphasize promptness, always.
•Are accustomed to short-term relationships.
•Do many things at once and are highly distractible.
•View time commitments as objectives.
•Are committed to people and relationships.
•Change plans often.
•Base promptness on the significance of the relationship.
•Have a strong tendency to build lifelong relationships.
The words made us smile mostly because on August 6, 1983 a certain someone with monochrone tendencies married a died in the wool polychrone….proving once again that opposites do attract. After time and some (major) adjustments they’ve lived happily ever after….but only due to The Way of Love:
The Way of Love (The Message)
If I speak with human eloquence and angelic ecstasy but don’t love, I’m nothing but the creaking of a rusty gate. If I speak God’s Word with power, revealing all his mysteries and making everything plain as day, and if I have faith that says to a mountain, “Jump,” and it jumps, but I don’t love, I’m nothing. If I give everything I own to the poor and even go to the stake to be burned as a martyr, but I don’t love, I’ve gotten nowhere. So, no matter what I say, what I believe, and what I do, I’m bankrupt without love.
Love never gives up.
Love cares more for others than for self.
Love doesn’t want what it doesn’t have.
Love doesn’t strut,
Doesn’t have a swelled head,
Doesn’t force itself on others,
Isn’t always “me first,”
Doesn’t fly off the handle,
Doesn’t keep score of the sins of others,
Doesn’t revel when others grovel,
Takes pleasure in the flowering of truth,
Puts up with anything,
Trusts God always,
Always looks for the best,
Never looks back,
But keeps going to the end. (1 Corinthians 13:1-7)
Happy 29th to my favorite Monochrone. So glad we’ve found The Way of Love.
Until next time…
Polychrone (aka Beth =)