Despite our distance, there are those near and far whose connection we keep alive. Those individuals in our life who no matter where in the world they live, our thoughts often wander to their heart and soul. The faces of these individuals, family, friends and others often remind us of our place in the world. Remind us of what is important to us in life.
People enter into our lives through various ways, some we allow to enter and others are gifted to us. These people may only be in our lives for a short time or a lifetime. The length of time not being as important as the gifts bestowed by the individual. These lessons in life can be difficult to swallow or not be seen as gifts at all. Yet, through this journey of life, all those people who have entered into our life have contributed in one way or another in shaping our present. This is different from letting your past define you, it’s about loving, learning and letting go.
I can attest to individuals changing my life in more ways than one. I am sure of having the same effect to others as well. At the time it wasn’t easy to understand the hurt, pain, grief. Despite this, with time perspectives change.
I have grown into a better human as a result of all those times. I am who I am today due to the lessons learnt, fun times shared, silly moments and profound times. All those from past to present continue to challenge me in infinite ways to make me a better human.
I am grateful to have known those individuals in my past, wholeheartedly love and cherish those in my life at present and can only wait with an open heart for those yet to come. I thank each and every one of you for sharing your gifts which continue to inspire me on my journey.
At the end of each day, take a moment to reflect on all those you cross paths with and I wonder what you have learnt on your journey through these people?