Hello Everyone and welcome to another edition of my Soul Inspirations.
In the last edition of my newsletter, I wrote about how to inspire positive feelings and showing the many ways of expressing heart-felt gratitude to those who really matter in your life. I hope that in the last two weeks, you’ve made time to express some feelings and made a positive change in one or more of your personal relationships.
I believe it’s part of the bigger picture, which for the purpose of this newsletter I’d like to call it “touching lives that matter” as I believe that when you make a commitment to connect with people you care about, you touch their lives in a way that not only matters to them, but potentially has the ripple effect to touch others. When you make that commitment to remain connected, it sets the stage for stronger, more fulfilling relationships. By reaching out, it builds bridges and in some instances, repairs bridges that were broken or damaged by past disputes, past hurts, past disagreements or misinterpretations.
I know it can be difficult to remain close to everyone at the same time in this busy world, with constant calls on our time, our energy, our love – all of which can easily drain our vital resource, but in making time for your loved ones and those who are important in your life demonstrates how important they are in your life, and that you desire to be an equally important part of their lives.
I liken touching lives to a game that I heard a while ago. It’s all about closing your eyes and having to touch four objects. The story goes like this. Imagine someone taking you by the hand and guiding you to various objects. You touch each in turn, the first feeling “rough”, then “hard”, “cold” and the last being a ‘warm” object. The last object filled your body with warmth, permeating your whole body with a warm that made you feel a connection. When you open your eyes, you realize that you touched a packaged granola bar, a stone, a granite worktop and then the final object … the palm of a hand.
When we reach out and touch each other, the same connection is forged, one of warmth, which in turns warms the heart.