Tuesday, July 19, 2011

The Sparkly People

It’s funny, if we take a moment to step back and look at our lives, where we have been and where we are now, we start to see certain people that touch us, that create a spark, again and again.  They stand out from the rest. These people light up. They sparkle. When we are around them, connected to them, we light up too.

The easy ones to spot are the loves of our lives.  Our mates, if with the right ones, certainly light us up in every way, but this isn’t what I’m talking about here.

There are others.  There are a few, maybe even only one or two sparkling people, who bring us energy, strike our chord, create instant flows of creativity, and make us laugh.  They have the power to make us feel wide awake when we thought we were dead tired, to bring a smile when we thought we were bummed out.  They are our sparkly people.

The cool thing about these people is that it doesn’t matter how long we go between seeing them, talking to them, or hearing from them.  It could be ten days, eighteen months, or even twenty-two years, and the minute we connect the sparkles fly just as if they never dimmed.  It doesn’t matter how far away they are, or where they’ve been.  When they reappear it is as if they never left.

I strongly believe in timing.  There is a time and a place for everything that happens in our lives, even though we often don’t know the reason.  Think about one of your sparkly people.  There is a reason they were in your life at a certain time, a reason they are absent, and a reason they are, or will be, back again.

It is not about going on a social network and looking up an old pal, or a favorite teammate, or an old girlfriend.  Even if we thought they were good people in our lives at the time, finding people from our histories doesn’t mean we will instantly click once we’ve found them again.  People change.  Chemistry changes.

But not our sparkly people.

They are lightening bolts that just appear when they are supposed to, like they were never gone at all.