I have learned to love those moments when you walk into a room full of people, make eye contact with one person and the room changes. There’s a familiarity in their eyes that eases your spirit. Up until that moment, you were complete strangers, then something magical happens and your mood brightens up almost instantly.
I’m not talking about a future lover, but someone that stays in your circle of friends for a lifetime, a friend, a kindred spirit. The crazy thing is that they come in all ages, races and demographics. I think about people like Peggy, a senior citizen I used to work with who calls me one of her rent-a-kids. She is full of love and life! We would have some of the best conversations, we would laugh, cry, you name it… We even vacationed in Hawaii with two other girl friends and it was one of the most amazing vacations I had ever had. She has brought wisdom, insight and love into my life, even today.
People have come across my path who have become my closest friends. I don’t have to fake it until I make it with them, I don’t have to watch my words, or how I say them. These are the people I would fight to keep in my life if needed. But the most amazing thing is that I don’t have to fight, because they are always there. Some of the most important people in my life don’t even live in the same state. No matter how long it has been since we’ve talked on the phone or seen each other, we always pick up right where we left off.
Life happens, priorities change, our paths change… But when your soul finds the ones you’ve been looking for, never let them go. I’ve learned to keep my life open to them and allow our paths to cross freely as life allows. Sometimes we disagree, sometimes we fight, sometimes we need time to cool off…but we grow and learn from each other. Those people are the ones you never let go.