Sometimes I feel overwhelmed by all the truly amazing people in my life. I know,… It’s an awful problem to have, right? I appreciate your sympathies, I really do. I mean, can you imagine being upset because you’re so blessed with so many amazing people in your life that you simply didn’t have enough time to spend with them of all? This is my current dilemma. LOL.
The reason I am writing about this is because as I was feeling a little disappointed this last week over my lack of time with some of the amazing people in my life, I had a moment of clarity. I thought you might enjoy reading about how I got past my bummed out feelings.
I was biking to work one day and as I passed some random dude walking the opposite direction I was traveling, my awareness shifted. My focus upon the random dude was kind of out of the corner of my eye and for a fraction of a second. I couldn’t even tell you a single detail about his appearance, but all at once it occurred to me. We all come from the same place. This is my belief anyway, that all humans, well, all living things really, but we’re talking about people. All people are, essentially made up of two things, their temporary physical being and their eternal spiritual being. When I passed that random dude on the street it was as if a light switch was flipped on in my brain and what I realized is that of course my life is full of amazing people because we are all amazing people. All of a sudden I felt a huge relief.
Why did I experience relief? Well, I guess because the realization that we ALL have that amazing aspect of ourselves provided space for me to appreciate each and every amazing person for the role they have in my life. Most of the time I get to experience an amazing person as my wife, my mom or my best friend and many many others, but sometimes I get to experience an amazing person as a complete stranger. Like this last week, I stumbled across a complete stranger who was simply amazing. We had a delightful exchange over a pair of cork wedge black sandals and that was only the beginning. We spoke for maybe 7 to 10 minutes, but Jonna and I shared mutual genuine feelings in the time we had together. I was telling her about this very blog and a chance encounter with her was just further confirmation of my point. I knew in that moment that I would be including her in this blog.
What my encounter with Jonna helped solidify in my mind was that I was absolutely spot on in my realization, meaning, the point to all of this is to enjoy all the amazing people in your life for the role they play, big or small. There is no pressure to spend X amount of time with any one person because we all are amazing. Enjoy them where they are and don’t sweat the rest.
When you offer the best of yourself to everyone around you, they some magical way feel they have no choice, but to do the same. If they are stuck in not offering their best somehow they miraculously find themselves absent from your life. Those that aren’t aware of offering the best of themselves usually get irritated with the rest of us that choose to offer the best of ourselves and they don’t really wanna hang around and that doesn’t hurt my feelings one bit.