I believe that everyone that passes through our life has a purpose, just as we do for them. Some friends stay just a short while, others stick around because they can teach us multiple lessons.
Whether or not we "hear" the lesson and understand the purpose is completely up to us. Some people never "think" at that depth, but if you do, you realize just how fortunate you are to have these ANGELS in your Life.
I have many special people in my life. This morning, I had a 3 hour phone conversation with a man who, by all accounts, should not have remained a constant in my life. Over time, he has truly become a best friend. And I am grateful for the wisdom that he brings to me. He truly is a great teacher.
I am a hopeless optimist, which is miles away from who I was 10 years ago. J and I have this in common. He told me that when he is greeted by people and they ask how he is, he says, "It's another good day just because I'm on this side of the grass."
How great is that?!
I plan on using this phrase myself. The power of words and attitude amazes me to no end. I work in an outpatient lab where many patients come in a bad mood or in pain, etc. The way I greet them has the power to alter their mood, to change their day, and maybe change their life. That's amazing!
In the 3 hour conversation, I learned much and had many ideas reinforced. That was just one. I believe that J is here to help me along my Path and I can't wait to see where it takes me!