i like stories, especially stories about cool people.
there was this cool hipster. he attended the fine culinary college of New Versey. For the sake of the story, let's name this cool awesome hipster of a kid, Jean Pierre. But Jean Pierre was not always a hipster
about a year ago, Jean Pierre had a friend named Johnny Bravo. Johnny Bravo also attends the fine culinary college of New Versey. Johnny is a complete pro at cooking. He even defeated chef Ramsey from Hell's Kitchen in a cooking duel. Clams is Johnny Bravo's specialty. Johnny also once made a cake out of oreos and bagels
Jean was secretly jealous of such skill and talent. Jean would try to fit in some of the social groups at college by spreading lies and rumors about cooking victories of the past that were completely false.
Jean would also get frustrated and feel worthless
it got so bad that Jean eventually stopped talking to his friends, even Johnny Bravo. When his friends would voice concern, Jean pushed them away.
a summer passed. during this summer, Jean's frustration only got worse. It got so bad that at one point, Jean cussed out and threw punches at Johnny.. his best friend.
going into a new semester of culinary school, Jean was completely confused and clueless on what to do
Jean really didn't have any idea on what to do to make these frustrations go away. However, he remembered a group on campus that Johnny Bravo always spoke very highly of. for the sake of the story.. let's call this group: The New Versey Cooking Guild .. NVCG for short
so Jean decided to check this out..
After checking out this group at one of the Community Sauce Festivals that the college holds at the start of every year, Jean seemed hesitantly interested
Jean was even asked by NVCG to hand out free sauce samples to interested kids at the fair.. Jean agreed and began a slightly awkward adventure
no one seemed really interested in the free samples but it was a really cool experience for Jean and it was kind of surprising to him that a group would freely give out such responsibilities
Jean was kind of getting back into the swing of things.. for instance, one weekend, Jean went to a ralph lauren outlet and bought mad hipster clothes.. Jean came back to campus .. a new man (not really but he did look cooler ha)
One day Jean met this girl.. and for the sake of the story, her name was Betty boo
For some reason, Jean was really impressed by this girl's stir fry skills.. she was a complete pro
however, Jean noticed that she wasn't real happy
it turns out that Betty doesn't think she is any good at all at making a decent stir fry
the two of them began to talk.. Jean was so impressed by her stir fry skills that he wanted to ask her if she could teach him
Jean was however, a bit hesitant to ask
the semester drug on
Jean began to attend NVCG cooking meetings.. and he also began encouraging betty about her cooking because he secretly wanted to learn how she made such crazy win Stir Fry ensembles
jean began to feel a bit better from the last summer. He became ever so involved in the NVCG cooking group..
however.. John Wayne.. a friend of Jean's, dropped out of college..
this saddened jean.. jean wondered if it was something he did.. Jean then started to question if he was a good friend to any of his friends at the college.. jean wondered if he even made a difference
He began to worry that maybe.. his encouraging was failing.. maybe other friends were having a rough time
at this point.. Jean had no idea what to do..
Jean felt so useless as far as helping his friends.. friends such as Betty and John Wayne
However, through all this.. Jean began to realize his own talents.. that he wasn't so completely useless..
He began to realize how very blessed he is.. It was a long school year for Jean.. and he learned a great deal of things about himself
As far as Betty Boo.. Jean no longer cared if she would ever teach him her stir fry techniques.. all he wanted was for her to not feel completely useless and confused as he once did
if only Jean could have been better friend to John Wayne..
but we all make choices
and it's not in anyone's hand except God's
Jean became ever so grateful for many of the things he has
he has it all..
at the conclusion of this story ..
if such crazy characters like Jean Pierre have it all and are so very blessed .. aren't you too?
Jean realized that cutting relationships and giving up is a permanent and false solution to a temporary problem
He realized that fooling himself by lying and trying to fit in is false as well
He realized that God has always been there
it's not a game.. it's not a contest.. and none of us have to win
we are all Jean Pierres in our own way.. we are all flawed
but we are never useless
we all mess up but never permanently
we can never be rejected.. except by temporary things that don't last and are full of lies
what we all have already is much more than we could ever want