It occurs to me that in the world in which we now live, people can come into our lives in so many different ways. Let’s say that even fifty years ago, what was the chance that someone you never met would be able to have an impact on who you are as a person or how you see the world? Obviously, there were (and thankfully still are books, radio and films), but on a personal level, how would someone you have never met be able to affect us?
This is one of the many reasons I am so very grateful to live in the era we are in. The sheer possibilities are astounding. Yesterday I saw a blog post (http://mixedgirlvibe.com/2015/11/22/stop-being-like-everyone-else/) on Youtube that could not have been more perfectly timed or resonated more with how I was feeling (and actually talking about just before I found it) if it had been written in the stars at the dawn of creation. Who knows, perhaps it was?
The amazing thing for me is that this person will never meet me, or is unlikely to have the slightest interest in my life or me as a person (and why would she? I am not that egocentric to think I am the centre of the universe) but she had for that moment a profound effect on me. For that I am very grateful. The words she said were exactly what I needed to hear at that precise moment in time.
Isn’t that wonderful? Someone I do not know can make my life better simply because I have access to the internet and wordpress. What’s more, this concept is there for a lot of people. Many human beings will be made to feel better about how they feel by the words of someone who is not in the same country or timezone as they are. Or they will feel better because they read that someone experiences the same issues as they do. The list is endless.
What I am astounded by is how with all that is going on with the world and despite the way that negatives are portrayed as being more prevalent than positives, there is still so much that is great about the human race. Wanting to help each other, to grow and improve. To be the best we can be despite the bad in the world and not succumbing to it.
The human race, I salute you.