And yet we find ourselves randomly thrown together with people who over time become important to us and become an intrinsic part of our past or present lives and stories. If we accept that randomness of connection and how often we form relationships with people we were essentially just passing, and extrapolate it one hundred-fold how much more of a connected world would we live in? How many more resources might we have to support us and to validate us and our lives? And if we feel we haven’t yet found those that do provide that support and validation then how high are the odds that those people are out there, we just haven’t chanced upon them yet? And if we haven’t yet found the strength within ourselves to ask for that support and validation maybe now is the time to let someone in and make that connection?
Whether we are walking away or towards something, however slowly, how many beautiful and loving people might we meet on that path, just so long as we are walking … putting one foot in front of the other. Just so long as we keep our hearts open, even just a fraction. Just so long as we believe, even just the tiniest bit, in love.
Elizabeths book Finding My Peace is yet to be published, but in the mean-time you can find out more about thinking, living, loving and story-writing by following Elisabeth @lizziegoodchild (Instagram) @goodchildem (twitter) and @LizMGoodchild (facebook).
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