There are people in life that just seem to complement you beautifully. You meet people like this only a few times in life. You make a statement at which many would gasp in shock, but this person is excited to hear that you believe the same as they do. Personally, I believe that most people meet 3 or less of these people in life. Because these people are so rare, it is important to prioritize them when it comes to nurturing relationships. Relationships “done right” require time, attention and compassion. Time is a challenge for many of us, but as adults we always make time for what we deem important….without fail. Attention can be a challenge as it requires mindfulness. Mindfulness requires the act of stopping and taking our surroundings and loved ones into our very being. Compassion can also be a challenge as we may not always agree with their thought processes and situations. But through compassion, we can smile and provide the friendly blessing of simply listening with the goal of understanding with an absence of judgment.
When I calligraphed the above, I had a kindred spirit in mind. We don’t talk everyday or even every week. But when I speak to this person, the conversation could last for 5 hours and we have the sensation as if no time has passed because the conversation is genuine. So sometime this week, make time for your kindred spirit because they are precious & rare.
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