“It is by teaching that we teach ourselves, by relating that we observe, by affirming that we examine, by showing that we look, by writing that we think, by pumping that we draw water into the well.” – Henri Frederic Amiel
During the last few months I have been blessed with unbelievably great times. I have also had some low times one might characterize as fear or sadness. These are part of living life and being human. The other part of life I have been contemplating this week is relating with others.
Have you ever had a couple of friends attend a concert or sporting event together, and when you talk to them separately about it you wonder if they went to the same place? We are limited by our language to express what we see and feel, and even the definition of words we use can be skewed by our life experiences.
It can be a sunset, a sudden feeling of overwhelming joy, or a look of understanding from a loved one. These things can be indescribable and at times that is perfectly fine. The beautiful challenge for me today, is to take those things and attempt to share them with friends, family, and loved ones. When it is all said and done the imperfect attempt to share something will only add to my relationships with them.
Affirmation – My life is indescribable, I will share it with all that I can.
Call to Action – Think of a sight or event that really moved you recently and share that with someone you care about. Fell free to share it in the comments section too.