Some morning we don’t realize that waking up and just greeting people with kindness and laughter is the best thing that you can do. Sometimes it is the only thing we have. It doesn’t take money; it doesn’t take grand gestures of service trips to make a significant impact in the world today. This morning Mr. Cab driver you demonstrated that simple gesture, and I wanted to thank you for allowing me to witness and get a glimpse into your world of kindness.
I thank you for giving me the gift of the fondness you showed to the women that you pick up every morning to take to work. You apparently are the light to her world. If you didn’t ever show up again, have you thought about the impact that would have on her? You get out and greet her with a genuine smile. She is nearing the end of her journey, but I would take a bet that you help to light up her youthfulness. You help warm her heart and let her know that she is loved.
The simple conversation. The way you laugh just like old time friends. The way you look at her value in this world. Sir Cab driver you are extremely rare! Your life of hard work has not hardened your heart, and that is so warm to see. You have a real gift of letting people feel safe and important. I applaud you and thank you for showing me that.
I also want to thank you for allowing strangers to fill your smile. You don’t always know who is going to get into your cab. You genuinely open your heart and your ears to learn from them. I hope that when someone feels that the world has lost all the good, that they get a ride in your Cab!
It is common and maybe at this point a little cliche, but honestly, we are like the people we spend our time. For me, it is furry creatures, which can be both good and bad. I also spend a lot of time with my husband and my daughter. HMMM… Well, I say we are pretty lucky on all fronts.
As a ranch wife, my nearest neighbors are like six miles away, and they work in the nearest town about 25 miles away. So my girl time is limited, and I am somewhat particular at who my time gets shared. For me, it is a considerable investment into a relationship, and so I am very cautious who I allow using the moments I have available.
I have had a few stinkers that liked to take more than they gave, I have had a few rotten apples, and they didn’t last long either. Then there are those select few that I give my time and agape love. Are you curious as to why? Well, they listen to me talk through what is stirring in my head. They let me express my emotions, and they don’t try to “FIX” me or take it personally. The most important characteristic is that they share their life with me in the sheer amount of trust. We talk about our strengths. We share our joys. That is a beautiful tribe. I know that I have shared my agape love efficiently with these friends.
With that, I know that other women in the world need a group of friends that they can rely on to lift them to a higher place.
My vision goes like this: 10 women joining together once a week over the computer. Learning how to validate others intrinsically, BUT also learning to be intrinsically validated. You see Og Mandino wrote in The Greatest Salesman in the World:
I am nature’s greatest miracle.
I am not on this earth by chance. I am here for a purpose, and that purpose is to grow into a mountain, not shrink to a grain of sand. Henceforth will I apply all my efforts to become the highest mountain of all and I will strain my potential until it cries for mercy.
We won’t become mountains unless we can be around and know others that lift us up. In turn, we lift others and create a mountain chain that is indestructible. I know my calling is to serve as I am sure you feel that in your heart too. Do you have a tribe that helps you lift above your complaints to unlock your passion? I hope you consider being a part of mine.
I am glad to get that off my chest... Story of failures and success and failures and success and failures and success... I think that you get it! Don't ever give up on creating the passion and potential that lives inside of you a tangible reality to rock your world.