theme by shekissesandtells.
There is a guesstimate that the number of births since the beginning of earth is 108 billion. There were billions, and billions of people who were alive before we got here. We missed so many of these people completely. I want to meet everyone, learn something from them, get a coffee and give them a high five, but realistically, I can never meet them all. From what I know, there are not enough lifetimes for me to do so. So, when I think of all the people I’ve met so far, I feel grateful. I try to notice people I come across, because even though we will both go on with our lives individually, our paths crossed for a mere moment. Maybe we’ll go on with our lives but they will remain a part of it. It doesn’t matter when we met, how old we are, where we are located. We are here on this planet at the exact same time, and somehow, due to some happenstance, we found each other along the way. That is insanely special if you really think about it. It’s possible that we meet who we meet for a reason, because think of all the people you wouldn’t know if one tiny thing had been different. There are billions of people I’ve never met, billions I won’t get to meet, and yet I met you. We know about the existence of one another. So I’m taking the time to tell you all that I appreciate your place in my life, and I’m happy to know of you.
Illustration Friday: Spark
It’s the little things that make me appreciate my friends the most.