On Meeting People


Every morning, before I even get out of bed, I know that something fantastic will happen on that given day, something that may or may not be on the radar screenan insight to a problem that I’m having, perhaps someone will say something that will have an impact on a decision that I’m about to make. Perhaps, I will look at a situation a little differently than I had been. But, I know that on any given day, something wonderful will happen and, almost always, I have been pleased with the results. It’s like I’m giving myself a Christmas present each and every day of the year. My grandmother (my dad’s mom) used to say that an angel will appear in whatever form that you need it. For the most part, my angels almost always take the form of strangers. Why is that? And how can they have such an impact on our lives?

It has been said that people come into your life for a reason, for a season or for life. You get to decide but it is always up to them to dictate the outcome. If they are there for a reason, then as soon as the situation is remedied, they’ll take off, which is fine. If they’re there for a season, then, as soon as that season is done, zoom, they’re gone. If you’re lucky enough to get that special someone to come into your life for life, then you will be blessed. Make of it what you will and over the long haul you will have more have more good days than bad. Look back on your own life and count the number of people who were there for only a little while and were able to help you in a given situation. Then, maybe circumstances dictated that it was time to move on and, much to our dismay, it was.

It is in our nature to try to stall Father-time, but that is a fight that we cannot win. We wonder why these people were not introduced to our lives earlier. If another person had an impact on our life say when we were 40, we like to think that our lives would have turned out completely different if we had only met them when we were in our 20s. But life doesn’t work like that. And it’s safe to assume that if you had met that person in your 20s, you might not have even noticed them. No, there is a reason why you met them when you did and, in time, that reason will become apparent to you.

We have all met people over the course of our lifetime that have had an impact on us like no other, at least, I hope you have. Today there are way too many people walking around in a daze who wouldn’t have the foggiest notion that another person was sent there to help them. Then there are those, sadly enough, who think that the rest of the human race is there to help them. These are the people who can’t seem to see past the nose on their face and if you can’t help them then what good are you.

Our lives are a series of hello’s and good-byes. And there will always be those to help you along in one way or another. Keep your eyes open. This journey that we are taking was never meant to be taken alone. Just remember, when one friend walks out of your life that usually means that one you have yet to meet is going to walk in. There is a great big world out there made up of friends that I haven’t met yet. Thankfully, my grandparents taught me that much.

At least, that’s the way I see it. MLProko (2010)   www.mikeproko.com

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