30 Days to Happiness: M is for Meet

Meet Everyone Everywhere Today

I don’t know about you, but that conjures up a ridiculous picture of me walking down the street sticking my hand out to everyone, saying “Hi, I’m Sharon. And you are?” Within minutes, someone would send the men in white coats to pick me up or  worse,  they might think I’m a politician vying for their votes. No kissing babies for me.

meetWhen the acronym presented itself to me, I  liked it as a reminder that  we actually do meet people everywhere every day. There are people everywhere. When I connect with the one in front of me, I meet them right where they are. I can look them in the eye, remember that they are a person with a life just as important as mine. Many people have troubled lives, sad lives, destructive lives. Others have peaceful lives, prosperous lives, interesting lives, but, no one has it all together.

When I take this word “meet” as a guide word, it leads me to reach out to people and recognize that they are a person just like me. My natural curiosity and sincere interest will cause me to ask questions so that I can see through the window into their life for a moment. This expands my understanding of God’s infinite creativity. It enriches my life. It gives me the opportunity to project a ray of sunshine through that window . Hopefully they will see God’s love for them reflected in me as I let them see a bit of myself as well. If I get a chance to actually stick out a hand and get their name, then a true connection has been made, and I can truthfully say, “It was nice meeting you!”

So meet everyone everywhere today by acknowledging them as God’s creation, getting to know them a little bit, and opening up so they can see who you are as well.

Even though it’s not face-to-face, we’re actually meeting here today. Because of my curiosity and sincere interest, would you answer one of these questions, and as always feel free to ask one of your own. 1) Where is your favorite place to vacation? 2. How many people live in your house? 3. What kind of work do you do? and if you dare, 4. What is a challenge you are facing? I would be happy to send up a prayer on your behalf.

 

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2 Replies to “30 Days to Happiness: M is for Meet”

  1. My answers:

    1. My favorite place to vacation? That is a harder question than I thought. I love to go anywhere any time, but if it includes a beach, that’s the place for me!

    2. Three people live in my house right now, but my immediate family includes, husband one son living at home, one son married with beautiful wife and daughter, and one son not yet married living away.

    3. I am a marketing representative for a resort.

    4. I’m not brave enough to share a real challenge right now, but on a light-hearted note, I am behind on my A to Z posts. So the challenge before me today while I’m not working is to write on N O and P so here goes. . .Have a nice day, and it was nice meeting you here today!

  2. 1. My favorite place to vacation? I will have to go more places to really find out! Let the adventure begin!

    2. Three wonderful people live in my house right now!

    3. I own a window cleaning business in which I clean windows, pressure wash homes, and also clean gutters. I also do part-time work for a landscaping crew!

    4. A challenge I am learning about is how to love the ones that are unlovable or that take advantage of you. How are we to act towards them as Jesus tells us in Matthew 5:39 “But I tell you, do not resist an evil person. If anyone slaps you on the right cheek, turn to them the other cheek also.” This is a day to day process of learning and it begins with MEET!

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