– James Michener
It's so very true, as I'm sure we all know people in our lives that has an overwhelming life denominator of FEAR. The fear of change, of loneliness, of failure, and yet, while this isn't a feeling for anyone that is weak but makes us human, it is however, how we handle this fear that resides within us. Will we let it overtake and consume our thoughts–our lives? Or will we be victorious in confronting it head on?
Last night, I was with two of the greatest friends I have in Denver (Taylor and Jamie) and our discussion of life and how we perceive and understand it was one of the most intuitive conversations I've had in a great while. I feel as though we came to an overwhelming consensus, that, from past experiences and life lessons through the years, that, love generates love, which is an empowering statement in and of itself. How we CHOOSE to accept and develop the relationships that has been placed before us is an incredible amount of responsibility, but comes naturally when that love for friendships is pure and genuine–without any ulterior motives and is reciprocated with an ease that arrives without any thought.
I'm a very firm believer that every single person that enters my life, whether short or long term, is there for a specific reason. Sometimes it may be for me to learn from that person or for me to just provide a smile in passing through the aisles at the grocery store, but there is a reason that that specific time in space occurred for us to come into contact with one another. So when life becomes a tangled mess full of stress and obligation, pause to reflect that there's more to the chaotic comings and goings and appreciate those small daily encounters that can so quickly be overlooked.