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There is always a way. Sometimes it comes from something we’ve been working on. But, mostly it seems to come out of the blue. An idea just pops in, or someone who we never thought of offers to help with something we’ve been struggling with a long time. But, there are times that we feel that no one cares and we are in it all by ourselves. Something struck me today – that is the fact that each person who comes into our life or who is already there, is there for a very specific reason. I’m sure they don’t think of it and usually we don’t but if we stop and examine it, it becomes evident. I looked at the people in my life and there it was.
I suddenly have a person to help with marketing for my online course. Someone I met through a course I was taking, although we have not met in person and it’s an area I definitely need help with. A woman I’ve known since we both started our respective radio shows, suddenly invited me to host a show on her network out of British Columbia. I go to a Dollar store where everyone is so pleasant. And the person who gave me a hug one day when I was down, now is my official hugger every time I come it. She stops what she’s doing and gives great hugs and says I’m her sister. Can’t tell you how much that makes my day. I have a friend who, whatever I need he comes through, but he’s not a person I expect an emotional response from. I have another friend who I can let it all hang out with and say exactly what’s on my mind. I have a precious friend who feels like extended family and we are definitely related in some way. I have a friend from where I used to live and she is my link to that part of my life. I have friends who work at Trader Joe’s and every week we take time to catch up and share what’s going on. I have librarian friends at my favorite branch and we share about books we like. There are the people I joke with where I live and we come out of our respective doors at the same time.
Each of these people has a role in my life and they don’t really intersect. I used to get in trouble when I expected someone to fulfill more than one role. When I let go of that expectation and just observed what they fulfilled in my life I realized how blessed I am and how wonderful each of these people is and how they enrich my life. That’s not even saying how great they are as people in their own right. Right now I’m just looking at them through this specific lens, which stopped me from having expectations of anyone and instead, made me grateful for what they each contribute to making my life rich and full. It’s clear they are each there for a reason for me but also for them, and I play a role in each of these people’s lives. Who is in your life and how do they enrich it especially if you let go of expectations.
Enjoy everyone around you and let them give their gifts just as you give yours to them.
Blessings to you,
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