I’m a believer in ‘there is a reason for everything’ and the people you meet…. can make a difference in your life.
People You Meet
Whether I met people in the past at school, or the workplace, building long-lasting relationships are important to me. Just like my friend, and writing partner, Mike, or my friend Haley. They are two main examples of inspiration, and admiration.
I remember Mike and I were working on a fictional story about a character named Higgins, set in the 1820’s in England. We traded off writing chapters back and forth, and completed the story with success. This was more of a writing exercise, but it also allowed us to build a long-lasting relationship. We even traded books, and he gave me several of his that still sit on my shelves today like: The Waste Land, Beowulf, and The Re-Enchantment of Everyday Life. He’s now an IT colleague – and two computer geeks later, our chord of literary works and journaling still stick as glue.
Then comes along Haley. She somehow reminds me of Mike, too. I met Haley at work, and we just hit it off right away. We could talk forever during lunch about work, family, and life, and it would just pass by so quickly. Haley and I often shared secret goals and admire each others strength. She was one of those people who was easy to talk to, and continued to inspire me.
I can list many more amazing people in my life, and Mike and Haley are just a couple. It’s rare to come across good people everyday, so when you do, make sure you keep them around. Having positive influence is always motivating.
As I read The Re-Enchantment of Everyday Life, Thomas Moore says ‘An enchanted life has many moments when the heart is overwhelmed by beauty and the imagination is electrified by some haunting quality in the world or by a spirit or voice speaking from deep within a thing, a place, or a person.’
Comment below if you have good people in your life!