I just wanted to take a moment to share something that has become very important in my life. People. More specifically, connecting with people.
I want to share something with you because I feel that the entire universe needs to take this to heart. Your words matter. Words carry so much weight. Something you may not think twice about may change the entire trajectory of a persons day.
Let me take you into the wonderful world of my life recently. Things have not been awesome. To be honest, I have been pretty exhausted – all the way around. But, it has been through connecting with people that I have been truly blessed. Let’s take today, for example.
The past 24 hours or so just have not been the stuff dreams are made of. There has been stress, hurt, heartbreak, unsolicited drama, etc. But, there has also been peace, love, hope, healing, forgiveness and grace. The fact that I had a not so awesome day is not what I am trying to spotlight here. What I am trying to explain is how the people in my life made a difference.
At one point, I reached out to a friend and just chatted. I explained how my day had gone, and I was simply real and honest. In return, I did not get a “oh, don’t worry sweetie, everything will be okay” response. Instead, I got a “talk to me. I don’t personally understand what you’re going through, but I am here to listen” sort of reply. I was encouraged, and I was blessed.
Through the kind words of friends just taking the time to be there, God infused peace, strength and joy where it was severely lacking previously.
The one thing I hope you take away from this is that your words – what you choose to say to someone – really matter. Take the time to speak life. Share love. Be the friend you would like to have. Give the gift of yourself as a friend. The blessing cannot be measured!