There are many things that draw people together. We are given opportunities in our lives to encounter other individuals in a lot of different circumstances. Thanks to our family connections, school, our jobs, social situations, we get a chance at a diverse number of potential relationships. Yes, relationships – romantic or friendly, business or pleasure, healthy or unhealthy, we get the chance to interact, to bond, to share a brief or lengthy time together.
What draws the closest ones together in friendship? I would venture to say that it’s the things we have in common that start and form the relationship. It’s our growth and differences that keep it interesting. Whether we are talking about long-term friendships or brand new ones, there are reasons that you continue to build on the foundation, to nurture the relationship. Talking, laughing, spending time together, doing things that you enjoy is what it’s all about. You probably have friends that have been a part of your life for years. Tomorrow you could meet someone that you never knew you missed. Friends are so important to our health and wellbeing. It’s giving and receiving on a basic human level.
What draws the closest ones together in romance? I believe in it, that romance. I love the heart pounding, breath quickening, tingling feeling when someone gets under your skin. You know what I’m talking about; the anticipation, frustration, hesitation, and culmination of emotions and passion that hits you like a punch to the gut. I also appreciate the tentative, uncertain, simple dance that’s done when you are friends and sometimes you think it might be nice to be more than that. I believe in the passion that should still burn brightly in long-term, sustainable relationships; it’s very sad when it doesn’t. Never give up on romance. Whether you are lucky enough to have it or you are looking forward to relishing in it, appreciate your passion when you are in the moment.
There are reasons that certain people cross your path. The common denominators soothe and comfort a worried mind and an unsettled heart. The differences give you an opportunity to learn and teach. Those people in your life who are friends, lovers or both are important to develop and sustain a passion inside you that will affect every aspect of your life.
When you feel good, physically and mentally and know that there is love and support all around you, anything is possible. Loneliness doesn’t have to be part of your equation all the time. Find the people you can depend on and that you can be there for too. There is a purpose in the individuals that you flock to, we might not look the same, do the same things, but we have a goal – to experience endless possibilities. We can see with clearer eyes that it’s what’s on the inside that really counts. Enjoy yourself…With love…