Friday, May 14, 2010

Oh my god .... ME TOO

It is funny to me how telling someone a story from my past can create a bond that might have never happened and vise versa. In spending time with some work folks in NJ I had the opportunity to really talk to some of the people i support. And in doing so got to share some of the amazing (and embarrassing) events that have brought me to where I am today. And in doing so, I heard more than once (out of a grown mans mouth) "Oh my God, me too." In that moment a bond was formed. And WOW - how I am over joyed about it. I am learning that no matter where i am, or what i am doing, the person beside me has some story to tell. Even if it's how much we both hate waiting in line, how they lost a pet, or how they love the song that is playing. Taking that moment and sharing something can create such a bond. I have many friends in my life that actually stemmed from small conversations either in stores, bars, at work, or just out and about. I use to hate the fact the strangers were drawn to talk to me, but now i welcome it. (Sometimes they are a little creepy.... but you just take two steps back!!).

Anyhoo ... that's my thought for today. Oh and the bad mood from the last post is all gone!! Even with a few disappointing moments lately I am all smiles and cartwheels.

And here, just to add a picture is my sweet Hurley (aka Buddy).

Awe, what a life he has.


hermanturnip said...

My cat was reading your latest post and asked me to tell you that she thinks you rock, and that she wanted that cat bed (her words, not mine. She's not very good at typing you see...)

Glad to hear that all is going well with you! Was concerned there for a moment.

Bonnie said...

Hello Carolina girl. I'm your neighbor in SC, but I'm still a Texan after 63 yrs.

I loved reading your post about "telling your story." Yes dear, we all have a story (stories) to tell. Some make their way to book shelves and some are carried to their grave. I, too, never meet a stranger, and I love to listen to their stories. I find each person's life intriguing. Some may say, "Oh, I've been there and done that too," but the truth of the matter is that one has ever walked in your moccasins.

Our lives are special - wouldn't it be great if we all could see the meaning of our lives?

Darlin', you are a born writer. I love your honesty and expression of your emotions. I'm happy that you've dealt with fear and feel free to speak what's in your heart.

Looking forward to your next post.

Laura Ast said...

Everybody has someting in common with everyone. Cute cat.

MoeAlza said...

Good to know your bad mood is over now=]

And ya, people tend to thing that they are the center of the universe and don't realize that every person has their own story/life to tell.

mikaela said...

i had the same experience. i believe that no matter where we are and who we are, we are all connected by our stories. oh! and what a lovely and cute buddy you have there :)

britt said...

first things first, i'm so glad you were able to shake your bad mood. good work to you!!

loved the adorable kitty pictures :] and i love relating to people through stories. great post and thanks for sharing!

Shalee- Be Speechless said...

It really is amazing how when you relate to someone with a story, how close you can become. :D
And I too, love your kitty pictures. :D