People Like Us

It has been a very long day of travel and time zone changes, so I have decided I will keep it short tonight. Only a few tears were shed when the anxiety caught me but I think that’s pretty great for a first time.

I spent my morning while waiting for the others with my headphones in my ears, drinking my Starbucks and just watching people. I watched those that were needing aid and how the attendants were to them, I watched families ready for a new adventure, people in their own world and children playing.

I was focusing on determining each of their stories as they are all people like us; families, life stresses, worried about their futures, and each of them have secrets in their back pockets; just like us. I read this line today that I thought was fitting, it talked about actors playing the duality -the public face and the private demon and how this is a welcomed challenge to them. 

That immediately put my mind into this tangent of thoughts on how amazing each of us truly are to have the duality that I will call depth. We have experienced some greatness by experiencing such sorrow, and truly know and value what others may take for granted. We learned how to truly live life. (We all may be making baby steps but we are moving forward, together.)

It has come with a price, there is no doubt there, but if we keep going, digging, reflecting, reaching out and helping others like us, what could we all achieve together?  How can we all lift each other up? I already know I am spending more time looking, reviewing and reflecting, that I think it is making me better; I hope. I will ask someone that question and then will review and reflect on it. 

When you go for your cup of coffee, head to work. Go get your groceries look at each person and think about their story. We may come into this world alone, but we truly are not alone. It is always the broken souls that are trying to fix others and your greatest test is when you are able to bless someone else while you are going through your own storm.

“Healers are spiritual warriors who have found the courage to defeat the darkness of their souls. Awakening and rising from the depths of their deepest fears, like a Phoenix rising from the ashes. Reborn with a wisdom and strength that creates a light that shines bright enough to help, encourage, and inspire others out of their darkness.” Melanie Koulourid

 Be someone’s light. As always, I am always listening if you need an ear. Love from the cigar smoking, whiskey drinking Woman in Process.

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