I’m leaving in a second – out the door for another day. But I wanted to share something before I go. If I don’t I know the feelings related to it will fade.
So, here goes…
People in general are living their own lives in their own worlds. We make up stories about why they show up the way that they do in ours, but mostly we don’t really know the truth about why they do what they do or even what they’re thinking or feeling when we pass in a hallway or sit beside us in a waiting room, bus, or library.
We just make up stories.
But here’s the truth;
We can change our world – at least how we perceive it.
Yesterday I was watching people. Again. I watched a janitor mopping a hallway. I watched a man pushing a gurney out of the elevator along the same hallway. There was the young woman behind the counter of my favorite pizza place, and a man unloading a semi at my favorite bagel shop – the one I stopped at for two Asiago cheese bagels, one for me, one for my friend.
At first they all seemed so consumed with their own stuff, and I felt disconnected from them and invisible. They barely made eye contact. And that was fine with me.
And then I started holding their gaze a few seconds longer than they were comfortable. But instead of looking away I smiled and said hi. I started to change. I felt so happy. And everyone around me seemed happier. I didn’t even care that I might be making them uncomfortable. It was so much fun!
After my friend and I spent a few hours together she said, “You make me so happy I just want to kiss you all over!” to which I clapped and laughed. That was the strangest statement, but I knew exactly what she meant!
It’s fun to be alive. As far as anyone knows I’m having the time of my life on earth (which I am).
What’s crazy is that I keep getting caught eating pizza while daydreaming at my favorite outdoor spots.
Must be my little yellow car. 🙂
Have a good one.
Go make someone uncomfortable by smiling and getting happy in their face. It’s fun. It’ll change your day.
(Sorry. No time for Spell Check)