Somebody told me once that the best relationships are the ones where you feel known, understood, and accepted. I have found that to be true not only in my relationships, but even in my interactions with people I don’t know well. I know it’s hard to achieve all of those things in one interaction, but I am here to tell you I have done it, and it is cool. Sometimes when I am totally myself around a stranger and I let them know that I have no idea what I’m doing, they return the honesty and we have a smile about it and then go about our days. And then I write that moment in my jar of happy things and that person has forever positively impacted my life. Isn’t that neat?
ps- This is my jar of happy things…
I stay up at night and I worry about you. Are you alone? Are you scared? If you need me to, I can pretend I’m strong. I can pretend I’m not afraid of what the future holds, or if the future holds anything. I would do that for you. Sometimes you let me see the sad side of you. A side of you I may not be strong enough to see. A side of you that leaves me crumbling. Maybe you know that. Maybe I’m not the only one. Maybe you’re scared. Maybe you don’t know that you’re not alone.
Here’s another video. It is really nice.