Those Who Cross Our Paths
I have met so many people in my lifetime. Some are still in my life , some just briefly passed through. I am grateful for each one of them. Each person that we meet teaches us something, brings something into our lives or many times they need something from us. I am happy to give whatever it is that they need, be it a kind word or deed or maybe just a hug.
I have friends that are so close to my heart and they will never know the depth of love I feel for them. Love is not something you can measure or hold in your hand. It is a deep feeling that only each of us can feel ourselves. We can try to convey to others how we feel but it is impossible to let them feel that love completely.
I am a simple woman that loves life. I love people and try to see the good in all I meet. I met a woman 31 years ago that I thought was my friend. As I got to know her I saw that she was self-centered but just kept overlooking that as we all have our faults and our good points. Many times over the years she hurt me, but I continued being her friend. She would stay out of my life for a while then sweep back in as though nothing happened. I would welcome her back each time. After 29 years of this behavior she cut me out of her life once again for a silly selfish reason. I have read that sometimes when people walk away from you you just have to let them go. This last time I did, I tried to make amends with her but to no avail. She wanted nothng to do with me, would not even acknowledge me. It hurt, but I was tired of working at a friendship that seemed like a one way road. So I let it go. I hadn't spoke to her in 2 years when I got a call a couple of months ago from her daughter that she was in the hospital and was not expected to make it. It hurt my heart as I loved her and wanted her to be well. She passed away in August. It is still hard for me to beleve.
You have to share the love you have, it is who we are. There is a lady that lives in the building where I live, she is very bitter and angry. It is written all over her face and in her mannerisms. I feel sad for her. Her words and voice are filled with anger, as if to say ' Leave me alone'. A heart beating inside, a spirit that is held in prison. Such a sad way to live. I see her and send blessings her way. How can someone be so cold?
I have a friend that is full of love and life. She laughs a lot and never ceases to lift me up and tell me how much she loves me. We have been friends for 40 years. I guess you could say she is my soul sister. Always understanding, never judging. She gets down at times and it is my turn to lift her up.She has been my rock, my friend, my counselor, my sounding board, a soft place to fall. we have been there for each other through so much. It is comforting to know that I can depend on her and she on me. I try to do this with people in my life. Tell them of their good qualities, tell them how much I love them. Tell them how much they mean to me.
I have another friend that blows my mind. I only met him 15 months ago and yet I know he is the smartest man I have ever met and has so much common sense. He is a wonderful person, very kind, good heart, very compassionate, Great dad, excellent cook, works hard, takes his responsibilities very seriously, loves his family. I am in awe of him. He has a sharp memory and has so many good ideas. Sometimes I wonder why he doesn't run for President or at least some office that can begin to make a difference for this country. He would be a breath of fresh air for all of us. He says things that are thought provoking for me and for many others I am sure. I am happy in so many ways that he crossed my path, he has taught me much about myself and about how each of us should be on the inside.
We are all just human beings trying to make it in this old world. If each of us would just touch each person that we meet in some kind way. So many are so angry with life, with the way things are going, with others, that that anger kind of pushes the love to the back burner. We need to push the anger aside and look at each new morning as a chance to show our love to those who cross our paths. We all need it and we all have it, some of us just have to reach a little deeper to find it, but it is there and it is alive and well. We are all the same on the inside it is what we do with we have on the inside that makes a difference. we can share or keep it to ourselves, but I have found that when we share ourselves, our goodness, our love, it will always come back to us in some way, some day. I choose to love and do or say what I can to lift up those who, I am so humbled to have them, cross my path.