I recently was out of town with a bunch of awesome girlfriends. We rented a house and enjoyed cooking, swimming and walking on the beach. On one of our beach trips Julie Yack captured this picture. She is a great photographer.
I was with friends, I was happy and thinking only of the moment which included sand between my toes, salt water in the air and perfect temperatures. I like the picture, but what has been interesting has been the feedback.
Some say I look Happy, Confident and Secure.
Others indicate that I look Arrogant.
Perhaps it could be considered that I am creating frustrations in those who do not happen to be on the beach or who are not happy. I am not always happy, but I was happy in this moment. I am not always confident or secure or sure of my world, but at this moment I was not thinking of these other moments.
So what are your tips and tricks for reading people, for being incredibly empathetic to their perceptions of a moment? I know that I can not make people happy (huge books on that one and many experiences) and that all I can do is be humble, and the best version of myself.