I’m on holidays at the moment. My brother has gone to bed early so I thought I might take this opportunity to make a post, while I’m watching Harry Potter.
I’ll post more about my trip when I get home, looking forward to getting on my computer actually, I truly miss typing on a proper keyboard. But I just wanted to share an update while I was thinking. I’ve had a great time with my family lately and I’m really enjoying my experiences, I guess it truly makes you re-evaluate things. I would have to say the best part of my trip was a night out we had, yes we were all drinking and we met some new people, who seemed to see more in me than I do. I realise that I hear the same things from my friends and family, and my dad might have been offended that I listened more when I heard it from a stranger, but I think that’s sometimes where you need to hear it from. We hear positive comments from friends and family often, so it no longer stands out anymore, plus I guess we also expect those we love and care about to offer those supporting words even when we don’t feel like they’re true. This is why it’s refreshing and holds such a stronger response from us when we hear it in an unexpected place.
This had me thinking… Imagine the effects we could have on the world if we just said something positive to someone we meet each day, imagine the positive effects we could in the community. Which reminds me of a conversation I had with a friend recently, I was talking about my self confidence regarding meeting new people, and she said in the end we’re all the same… We all have difficulties socialising with new people, even when we don’t show it, and it’s the confidence we show that gives us this image, even when we’re terrified inside. I always look up to her as she always seems to know what to say, I consider her a social butterfly and wish that was something I could aspire to. But, as she said to me, she’s just as scared of meeting new people, but she’s come to realise we’re all the same, we all have the same insecurities, but it can make all the difference to reach out to someone.
I guess what I wanted to share was that we are all similar to some degree, and that if we can remember that next time we’re uncomfortable, who know maybe we’ll make a difference to someone else.
I guess it really is true that one act of random kindness change change the world… We just have to continue the chain.