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I Said “Good Morning!”

Seems simple, right? Saying “Good Morning!” to someone.   What if that person is a total stranger…would you reach out as eagerly?

Well, this morning I decided that I was going to do just that…say those two words to someone I’ve never met.

I see her often, arriving at work about the same time as I do.  We’re very different – in the way we look, the way we dress and I’m sure, countless other ways.  However, our differences don’t necessarily mean that we shouldn’t connect, or couldn’t for that matter.

So, I got out of my car, wrestling with the decision as to whether or not I would actually do it.  I mean, seriously, there shouldn’t be a lot of thought going into such a small gesture.  But for me, there was.

If she were to walk too far ahead, I wouldn’t do it.

I just happened to be able to walk fast enough that I was passing her on the right. She was looking at her phone so it seemed like it might be a little awkward.

It was.  But cheerfully, I said, “Good morning!”

You know what she said?

“Good morning!”

AND, she had a smile on her face.  I’ve never seen her smile in all the mornings that I’ve passed her coming in.  Although it could have just been a nice gesture on her part to smile back – regardless – she did it.

I felt good.  Not like I had climbed a mountain, but like I had done what I had set out to do.  Make someone smile.  A total stranger at that.  Maybe one day I’ll hang up-side-down from a tree like Robin Williams did in Patch Adams and say “HI!”

The reason I’m sharing this simple thought with you is because two words can be so profound in the eyes of another.  Reaching out to someone just to wish them a good day can be the most positive thing that has happened to them in a long time.

Even though we’re different, we’re much in the same.  We need love, respect and positive. human interaction to fulfill a deeper need that many of us will never understand.

I started this morning off with a post on Facebook that said:

“We have become so distanced from one another that we begin to see our differences rather than our similarities. We now focus on the bad before the good. Why must we point out the things that we dislike so that we are no longer able to see the very things that connected us in the first place? We will never agree on everything. We will never make the same choices in life. We are all different–unique in our beliefs, our lifestyles, our choices, our hobbies, our personalities–yet we want everyone to feel and believe as we do. It’s never too late to accept one another on your own accord; to know that your differences don’t have to separate, but can help you appreciate. Love one another for the good qualities, focus less on the bad. So many people are experiencing this in their life. If you are as well, you’re not alone. Every relationship has the potential to be in this very spot. It’s up to you whether or not you want it to stay there. Make a choice for the better. Start over today. After all, it’s Monday…a fresh start to a new week, a new month and what could be a great time in your relationships. Have a great day everyone!”

In closing, I want to say one more thing to each of you — GOOD MORNING!  Despite your differences in whatever it is, reach out to someone today.  You’ll be glad you did!

 

xoxo

~Amy

What am I doing?

I couldn’t even tell you what I’m doing at the moment…other than trying to figure out what I’m doing! I’ve written since I was about 10 years old.  It started with poems – some long, some short – then went on to just writing about topics.  Topics always were things that I was going through.  I mean, how can you write about something that you know nothing about?

I don’t claim to be an expert – in anything.  However, I understand that we are able to take something valuable from each trial and tribulation we experience.  Life isn’t easy.  We all struggle at some point or another.  Some of the things that I’ve dealt with are going to be very different than some of you.  However, my hope is that with this blog, I am able to help you in some way, shape or form.  I pray that the words that make it to this page are those that someonesomewhere needs to hear.

God has been good to me.  I don’t deserve it.  I haven’t always had Him at the center of my life and often times, I still don’t.  It’s a constant battle between life, here on earth, and life everlasting.

God saved me.

Plain and simple.

He took me from where I was, to where I am now and #IAMTHANKFUL.

My life isn’t perfect but it is for me.  I am so blessed to have come so far.  I know that I have a lot yet to learn, but I’m confident that with each new day, comes a unique opportunity to share inspirational words, to say “I love you” and to just make people smile.

I hope that when you read this, you know that there is more for you.  God has a plan for us all HOWEVER it is always in His time.  Stop trying to rush through everything and cram a year into one day.  Before you know it, time on earth will be over and you will have wondered, What did I accomplish?

If you start thinking more about what God has for you, what you can do for others and how you can leave your mark on this world, things will come together.  I promise. Stop trying to plan your every move.  Know that you won’t always have a clear picture of the end result when you step forward.  Trust that God is in control and give it all to Him so that He can be.

Hope this was good for a first post!  Happy Saturday everyone!

xoxo ~Amy