8 of us gathered around a small table, about the size of a foot rest. The cards were put in front of me and I was to choose one. The game was called 'bang' which I had never heard of before. (http://www.gateplay.com/bang-the-bullet-card-game-set.aspx) I am not so much a fan of learning how to play new games, especially when I am tired and things aren't exactly explained very clearly.
I only knew one person in the room full of people, Stephen, he was to my left. The guy to my right started some small talk with me and asked if I were in school and what I did for work. We will call him Matt. I started to explain what I did when Stephen piped in with: 'she's a genius.' We all chuckled a little and continued to play. Matt was 'killed' off pretty quickly in the game and so I took the opportunity to ask him about some of the cards I had in my hand since I knew he wouldn't be bias in me living or dying in the game.
After a couple of questions Matt realized I hadn't played this game before and was shocked. He said he had never met anyone who could pick up on this game so quickly. Stephen said 'I told you she is a genius.' Matt asked if I really were a genius so I asked him what his definition of genius was. Stephen interrupted with 'She is a genius. If you looked up 'genius' in the dictionary you'd see a picture of C'era. She's going to be my sugar mama.' (this didn't go over so well with his girlfriend who was sitting to his left)
This quickly changed Matt's perception of me and he became intrigued in me and my life. I propose that perception is everything. It affects the way you live and view your life. If we labored to change our perception to a positive one, I believe our life can be how we perceive it to be. Try it out this week and tell me how it goes. View your life the way you want it to be and live this next week that way.
Amusing as all this might be, it is nice to know someone thinks I am a genius, well 2 people now haha.