Monday, May 8, 2006

World of Wonders

Holy moley, people are fantastic!  Where have they BEEN all my life lol?  I'm just thinking how easy it is to get a smile from someone - give one first.  I live in a city where people walk around with invisible barriers surrounding them, thinking they're intact, untouchable, hoping against hope that no one makes eye contact.  I thought, enough of this, I'm making contact with the life forms!  What a happy, surprising delight to get your "hello, good morning" returned with smiling enthusiasm.  Makes you think, wonder what THEY were thinking about before I made contact lol...Or things like this journal, you peck out a few thoughts on the keyboard and just like that, a fountain of good wishes pour down on you, the varied comments and suggestions, hugs and help, all kinds of useful, positive stuff.  No more the flotsam and jetsum of small-hearted fakes who only want your treasure - the gems of your mind.  I adore the diversity I'm absorbing, the sincerity coming through so clearly.  When you offer someone a "good day" sometimes you see shock in their eyes, but almost immediately it's supplanted by an eager "and good day to YOU!" and if you're lucky, they'll engage your ear in all the vagaries of their lives.  "I couldn't get my own son to do the shopping for me, isn't this awful?  A grown man, letting his poor old mother ....."  Before long you get an education of life in "the good old days" and if you listen, really listen to people, you find something of yourself right there in a stranger's words.  We're all connected - how many times have I heard that, said that, without thinking what it truly means.  We ARE connected, if by nothing else than we share a planet.  People.  Awesome.  Wonderful.  Everywhere.     

5 comments:

barbpinion said...

Good morning. Just strolled through your journal and enjoyed the visit. Will be back again.
Barb- http://journals.aol.com/barbpinion/HOPEFORTODAY
        http://journals.aol.com/barbpinion/HEYLETSTALK

lurkynat said...

cool! hugs,natalie

bedazzzled1 said...

You betcha people can connect. With little effort, it is a joy to bring a smile to someone else's face...or even better yet, to get them to laugh. I love the feeling that rushes through me when I joke to a grumpy-seeming cashier at a store, and she laughs. Smiles (through speaking or the written word) are contagious.

::hug::
Nikki

debbted said...

Luddie~I will consider this entry my percription for when I feel alienation. Wonderfully said! I am so happy you are enjoying having a journal! ;-) SassyDeb

http://journals.aol.com/sassydee50/SassysEYE

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