Happy Tuesday. Another day. Another opportunity to open to your potential. To open to my potential. The thing I have always admired about some people is their ability to live completely open. With their heart on the outside of their body. Even when things get messy, they remain open and loving. These people are the most beautiful people I have ever met. I believe that is who Roald Dahl was talking about when he shared this quote: “If you have good thoughts, they will shine out of your face like sunbeams and you will always look lovely.” Good thoughts don’t have to mean “nice” thoughts. Just honest, loving thoughts.
I have been accused on more than one occasion (the latest being just less than an hour ago) of fighting against life. Not going with the flow. I think this is why I find open people so beautiful. I want to be that way. I want to live that way. So, here I sit in Starbucks focused on my writing and knowing I only have less than an hour before needing to meet someone for lunch. And of course, life threw a curve.
A woman asked to sit next to me. Oh the horrors, right? I mean, what if she wants to talk? That would not work within my plan. I didn’t have time for that. Open. Oh, right. I want to change. I want to go with the flow. Ok. So, I did. Her name was Lisa. (Hi Lisa! I am so happy we talked.) She opened up to me about her life, I shared with her about mine. And, what I was left with was a new direction of thinking about my future. Oh, and a HUG! Oh man, to think I almost passed that up. I wouldn’t have even known what I was missing.
It’s not the opportunities in life you take that you regret, it’s the ones you didn’t take that you regret. And, to think of it that way, imagine if you knew all of the opportunities that passed you by that you overlooked because it didn’t jive with how you wanted things to be. Would you ever allow yourself to be out of the flow again?