This week I want to be aware of those moments that may seem to be wrapped in insignificance and yet when the gift of the moment is unwrapped, we discover a nugget of gold that continues to radiate and shine long into the future.
This awareness started with a question, “What if that conversation didn’t happen?”
I was reading a note I started to write yesterday. A note I never completed. A note that just sat here in my unpolished gem file – waiting for me to take action (or not) with it.
I wrote once again about the most important conversation I had in 2017.
It was a completely random conversation with a stranger. It clearly didn’t happen within a context of deep personal history and connection. It happened because I was being fully myself in a moment of time when an unsuspecting stranger didn’t realize he needed exactly the medicine my “fully-myself-ness” offered.
His words and actions allowed me to see myself differently.
“I want to hear what you’re saying,” he said, and turned off the radio so he wouldn’t be distracted.
I’m accustomed to going about my day, taking care of my kids, showing up for my friends as best as I can, making contributions as best I can and my perception of myself is often one of invisibility.
That one conversation has lifted me up countless times since that day and provides me the exact medicine I need when I am feeling discouraged.
Thankfully the conversation happened and I continue to receive its afterglow of grace and self-love.
Instead of worrying about “what if it didn’t happen” I am choosing to shift my focus to receiving the continuing gifts from the fact it did happen. Every conversation, every connection is a gift.
Every conversation is a gift.
Every connection is a gift.
Now, receive the gift.
Julie Jordan Scott inspires people to experience artistic rebirth via her programs, playshops, books, performances and simply being herself out in the world. She is a writer, creative life coach, speaker, performance poet, Mommy-extraordinaire and mixed-media artist whose Writing Camps and Writing Playgrounds permanently transform people’s creative lives. Watch for the announcement of new programs coming in soon!
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