The last time I posted, I was taking off to a new part of the world. A part of the world that brought more actualization and a calming security to my life than I can describe. I will share my journey in the "Travels" section in just a few days.
However, something special happened this afternoon and its not the first special moment that has happened this year. But it was a moment that I came to terms with the day prior but only truly realized that the decision belonged to me (and solely me) this afternoon.
One of the greatest parts of life is when you inspire someone without the intention of inspiring them. Life can be pretty humorously sweet sometimes can’t it?
To have your own mom (who I will always look up to and love more than life itself) tell you that your younger brother called you his “role model and hopes to love a girl with your same values and outlook on life one day,” is probably one of the most fulfilling feelings in the world.
It was one of the proudest moments of my life so far. Like a proud mama bear watching her young take on the world. The serendipitous part of the story was the day, time and current state of my own life in which I learned this news.
We aren’t always able to give a reason to everything but we can shout out a huge THANK YOU after the fact.
It’s a beautiful feeling to think that while I am figuring out my own life (spoiler alert: I still have a long way to go), I am also unconsciously inspiring someone around me. My own “learned” words, actions and philosophies on living an amazing life, inspired someone else’s life. And not just anyone, but the one in my life to which it is my duty to lead and guide through life; my younger brother.
Taking the situation one step further, is identifying the circumstance of the situation. For this information came into my life during a time when I was experiencing my own self-doubt. Now that is what I like to call cause and effect, serendipity, love and just living a fluid life.
Being true myself, digging deep and trying to understand what tugs at my heart vs. what sends me down a dark spiraling hole in life, was a process that my younger brother was watching and taking notes on. It left him feeling inspired with the notion to push forward and strive for the things he wants in life. And in return his acceptance and acknowledgement turned right back around and pushed me forward; bringing immense clarity to a moment in life that I was deeply struggling with. That is what I like to call a spiritual win- win.
And no I don’t think Stephen Covey talked about “spiritual win-wins” in The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People, but I do believe they exist.
What is even more special about this win-win situation was that the situation occurred without either person trying to make it occur. It simply happened.
The beauty of life will forever be enchanting and a constant lesson and revelation. Once you can welcome the unexpected, have faith in the people, reasons, seasons and circumstances in life; you too can breath and move further down the road your soul is meant to find. The greater gift is that your adventure is in return, inspiring and bringing light to those around you…making the world a better place.
And at the end of it all, remember to stay grateful and shout THANK YOU out into the world around you.