I am sure most of us have had ay least one incidence of wondering or thinking about someone and within the next few days they either call, you run into them or you hear about them from someone else. Even and especially people you haven’t seen or heard from in ages.
Either way, that is what happened to me yesterday. A few days ago I was thinking about how there are some people in your life who never even know what a positive source of inspiration they are to you. I thought of someone like that and I said to myself I really should just take the time to write her a short note about how every time I have spoken to her I always find myself smiling.
Yesterday I needed to do food shopping, one of my less than beloved chores. I kept pushing it off, and I finally managed to get there in the late afternoon. As I am shopping, who do I run into? Of course, you guessed, the woman I was thinking of.
She lives in my community but I see her maybe once a year. She is about ten or so years older than me and we met years ago at exercise class. (Since I haven’t been there for years, it explains why I don’t see her much.) She is well off but what I like about her is that the way she is, I have never found myself envious of her. I am just happy for her and all the opportunities she has. Among other things, years ago she spent 9 months traveling around the world with her family and she has an amazing convertible.
But she is down to earth and so friendly. She is open and empathetic and like I said to her when I bumped into her, everytime I have a conversation with her she lifts my mood.
I was glad I had the opportunity to bump into her and tell her in person what I was thinking. Sadly, I am not sure I ever would have gotten around to writing her a note.
So take a few minutes to think about someone you appreciate, miss or wonder what ever happened to them. You might just draw them back into your life.
Have you ever had this happen to you?
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