Every single day we are constantly exposed to new people. Meeting a new work colleague, a friend’s friend, chatting to someone in a shop, at a party or just walking past people down the street. There are always new people crossing your path. But isn’t it funny the people that you meet that stick around. The ones that you just ‘click’ with and you can’t help but know that you have crossed paths with them for a reason. I strongly believe that the people we are around in certain times of our lives shape who we become. I often think how some people seem to be in my life during a certain period not just by coincidence- but to teach me a lesson.
Friends come and go. And they come and go for a reason. When you are on a journey of personal growth and you have decided to make a huge change in your life- you will realise exactly what being a friend is all about. There will be the friends that get jealous- mostly because you are diving into something super awesome and they are too comfortable staying where they are to jump in with you- and there are the friends that back you up 100% no matter what happens. I am so lucky to have a lot of friends as back up. They may think I’m crazy, but they never stand in my way to go for it. And I could never be more grateful.
We all know how awesome if feels to receive something. Whether it a smile from a stranger, a hug from a good friend, a special gift from a loved one or even receiving something unexpected like a sign from the universe that you are in exactly the right place.
But personally- I love to give. I love the feeling I get when I give something to someone and know they will really appreciate it. It is the coolest thing. But you know what is even cooler? The fact that every single day we ALL have the power to give. We have the power to make someone’s not so good day- turn right around. It doesn’t mean going and buying the most expensive thing on the market- although that can most definitely be nice to- but just a simple gesture from the heart. Because when you give from the heart, it doesn’t come with a price.
noun: firm belief in the reliability, truth, or ability of someone or something.
You know the “trust takes years to earn, seconds to break and forever to repair” (well something along those lines) quote? Well it has been playing on my mind a lot lately. I used to believe that trust meant being able to tell someone your deepest secret and trust they would not tell anyone else. Or when a parent trusts someone to look after their baby while they are out. It comes with great responsibility whether you actually realise that or not. Trust is a big deal. I would even go as far as saying it is an emotion. When you trust someone with something, you are trusting them with a feeling. You don’t know what will happen and yet you are putting something usually very valuable to you in their hands, and trusting that it will be fine.
HOW is it so easy to put trust in other people and not put trust in ourselves???