Friday, December 6, 2013

Life is Good, and So Are People

Today I'm really glad for good friends who can relate. It amazes me how unexpected these people can be- maybe it's someone who flies under the radar, or maybe you fly under the radar yourself, or maybe it's someone you thought you wouldn't get along with, or you thought they were way too cool for you, but somehow your paths cross in life and you know you were meant to know someone and have certain conversations with them that would help you along or make you a better person.

The older I get, the more I realize that everyone puts on a brave face, and most everyone is always going through "a thing". There's usually something weighing heavily on someone's mind, or they're working through something, or concerned about someone they love, or any/all of the above. And when 2 people realize that they have something like that in common, one of those "things" that you don't talk about aloud or let on to others, it's like an instant bond. And in that moment, you realize that you're not alone! Someone gets it! Someone else knows exactly how I feel! I'm not crazy! There's someone to talk to!

I don't mean to be cryptic here. I think everyone can relate to some degree on this feeling of relief when you can be open with someone about a really personal struggle. I think we all have more in common with a lot of people than we think we do. I know I tend not to have a filter sometimes, and I share way too much personal info with people who would rather not know. But, I also want to be approachable. I've had some really unexpected people come to me to talk about personal things, and I'm glad they feel they can trust me. And I'm sure I do the same to people often.

Life is so good, and sometimes it's hard. Sometimes we get in our own way. Sometimes we feel like nobody else gets our (in my case many)imperfections. But I think they do. And I think good friends and sometimes even good strangers are one of God's best ways of reminding us that he gets us. He puts people in our paths for a reason, and I'm glad for that. He knows what we need, and what we're going through at any given point in time.

So to anyone who has put up with my crazy, thank you :). And to anyone who will in the future, thank you in advance :). And to anyone who's dealing with some crazy of your own, don't worry, so is everyone else.

1 comment:

  1. This is so true, Danielle, and something I have often thought myself. God seems to know who we need and who can help us when we need it!