I'm not sure where I heard that..perhaps a movie,or a song,but for years I have had that quote tucked away in a drawer inside my mind.For the most part,I believe it to be true.Throughout the course of my life..so many have come and gone.Some move away,some just quietly disappear,Life just happens.That's why one day(not so very long ago)I consciously made the decision to make each one count.I have reached the point in my life,where I truly believe that each soul that crosses my path..was placed there for a reason.Its up to me to be open enough to figure out WHY.....
Sure..some are there to annoy and even distract me,(they tend to be the "bitter and angry with the world" souls)but most,..MOST have come in with the tide,molding me like sand,leaving gifts of glitter and gold.They have been placed in my path to help me see..to clarify..to teach...And most have gone as quickly as they came.
From some that came and went I learned..my love for history,I learned lessons on patience and kindness,my need for poetry,lessons on mothering,I even learned how to relax...well a bit anyway,I learned about forgiveness, and inner strength...Souls that,perhaps with out them even knowing it,have shaped me into what I am today.
I am still learning,..everyday..Like the work associate that has mountains of stress on her shoulders and still manages to smile and express kindness,or the teacher that sweetly smiles at me,while I drop off my second grader,and the chaos in the classroom grows louder,or what about the sweet old couple that I passed in the grocery store,walking hand in hand,going at their pace,in their own little world of togetherness.
Most lessons come from the ones that pass you by quickly.Do you see them?
I met Renee in Blogworld. http://circlingmyhead.blogspot.com/ I know,..what kind of lessons can you learn from someone that you have never even met? Well,your right..I don't know her,never met her,but she has changed me.Her love spilled over to each and everyone of us that ever shared a word with her.Love...thats what I continue to learn from her.Her love for her husband and mother and daughters and family..This kind of love has no barriers.It is real,and I am so thankful to know her.I am ...a better person for knowing her.Thank you Sweet Renee.
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