You know those people that you can just catch a glimpse of them and your day is better? You may see them in a passing car while you are sitting at a stop light. One smile from them, and your entire mood changes. It’s as if you have been given a gift.
Or, maybe they don’t even see you. You spot them, but they are looking the other way. Still, something in you warms up. You feel better about the world simply being reminded that THEY are in it. Knowing that you share a portion of this life with them.
I have been fortunate to know quite a few of these people in my lifetime. Everywhere we’ve moved to, God has had new gifts for me to meet and discover. It’s as if that is how He is reminding me that He loves me and that I’m not forgotten. And it’s one of my most favorite things.
It happened to me this afternoon- seeing one of those bright spots. And I was amazed at the sense of joy I immediately felt. Expression changing, heart-felt joy. It was incredible.
That got me thinking- I hope I am that for someone else. I want others to see me and feel joyful, glad that I’m in the world- in their world. In the end, I hope that someone will say I was that for them.