I suspect we all have many unforgettable someones who have crossed paths with us.
Sunday School teachers.
Even a stranger…
What is it about each and every someone that makes them so memorable? Have you ever thought about the types of memories that are forever embedded in your heart?
Are they happy? Tragic? Inspiring? Do they involve a first-time? Was a goal achieved? A momentous event? A special occasion? Something unusual or unexpected?
There are undoubtedly numerous special memories with all the unforgettable someones of our lives. These memories are precious treasures as they instruct us on the things, events and people that are most important, on what matters most, that are worthy of being always remembered. They teach us what and whom we need to make time for in our busy and crazy lives no matter what, too.
Have you ever thought about that?
I remember when I was a starry-eyed college student looking up at the moon imagining my someday-hoped-for sweetheart looking up at the moon at the same time as me. And there were nights when I would speak aloud while looking up at the moon wishing my future love could hear me.
I found comfort in that thought and wish.
And since meeting my sweetheart thirty-seven years ago, I will say the few times we’ve been apart, we have often spoke to each other on the telephone while looking up at that same beaming moon. Somehow the moon made us feel connected, not so far apart from each other.
I’ve thought about the moon that unites us other times, too, such as when my child was away at college or when a friend moved across the country from me or relatives who live in another state.
The truth is someone somewhere IS looking at the moon when you are! You are not alone!
Do you believe this?
Look again may be the most instructive and helpful suggestion anyone could make to you.
There may be many times in your life when inspiration, peace of mind, joy, calm … can feel in short supply or no where to be found.
The truth is LOOKING AGAIN with a hungry heart longing to be fed coupled with an expectancy that the inspiration or peace of mind or joy or calm can indeed be found and felt is precisely what will help you discover what you’re longing for.
Your inner compass will help you find it. Trust it. Be willing to look again. Be open. Ready to be surprised.
Take a deep breath.
What you need is present. In everything and everywhere. Even in the unexpected. Or even in the unlikely.
Look again, my friends. Look again.