I believe people come in and out of our lives for a reason, some good …some bad….yet all to teach us something. Teachable moments can come in all shapes and sizes, but are we listening? They can be big, small, loud or the faintest of whispers….
The tiniest of “a-ha” moments can lead to life altering changes that you never saw coming. Weather it is a slow progression of events or a tidal wave that bowls you over, it is up to us to find the lesson and implement it’s purpose.
How we perceive people and their existence in our life are sometimes clouded by what we need from them. Our need might not necessarily be the driving force behind their existence in our circle but may be to give us a gentle nudge to look at things in a different light.
I often wonder this concept in reverse….whose life has been altered by something I said or did, positive or negative…have I ever influenced a change in someone? The older I get the more I realize that the paths we take have been steered by influences from others. What I now know is that we all need that subtle voice now and then to remind us that life is quite the classroom and the lessons are there for the taking we just need to be willing to listen……