As my dog and I headed to the beach this morning we merged with commuters going in the same direction to catch the water taxi. Walking down Ferry Avenue I heard the click of shoes coming up behind us.
Good Morning, the man and I exchanged in unison. Realizing very quickly he was not passing me down the very long hill, but rather keeping the same rythm with my feet. We shared the same pace. Moved with the length of our stride. He wasn’t in a rush to pass. I wasn’t in the need to walk alone. So we walked together. Side by side. Not knowing each other until that moment yet our convesation went beyond the pleasantries to conversation that mattered. It wasn’t the words. It was the sharing. The sharing of space. Not that we went deep in our 8 am Monday morning conversation. It was that we just opened up to the gift of walking and being in the company of one another. It was the knowing he was on his way to catch a boat to work and I was on my way to swim my dog but here in this three block journey we were delighted to share our way with a total stranger. We didn’t feel awkward about sharing the road and then the sidewalk as we wound are way past trees, views of the Seattle skyline, houses and more commuters walking down the hill.
When it was time for us each to turn in opposite directions, we said goodbye like old friends and yet we had just spent less than five minutes together. THAT IS LOVE. The willingness to connect, to just BE with out judgement, expectation or following any rules. Just the rules of the heart.
Will you follow your heart today and connect to something/someone you have never connected to before?
Hi, I’m Jenny Gwinn McGlothern, Certified Transformational Master Life Coach, Retreat Leader and Writer. As founder of my retreat business, Mama Needs A Refill, LLC, one way I know I fill my cup is by showing up to a blank page to write. Thank you for stopping by and reading my Random Monday Thoughts, because I will be honest that fills my cup too, knowing others are reading my filled page. Life is too short to blog about anything else unless it touches my heart. Please know I appreciate you joining me on this journey whether you visit every week since I began in 2008 or this is your first blog stop.
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