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It’s Nice to Like Someone

It’s nice to like someone. Don’t get me wrong. But have you ever been inspired by someone?


Have you ever allowed someone’s presence to flip your perspective upside down? Has their zest for life reminded you how rich and full and beautiful this world can be? Has their attitude motivated you, not with some temporary jolt of energy, but in an obvious, expected, “of course this is possible” way?


It’s nice to like someone. Don’t get me wrong. But have you ever been reassured by someone?


Have you ever been wrapped in a hug that conveys warmth and safety and stability? Has a calm, gentle demeanor brought peace to you in a time of uncertainty? Have their words aligned with their actions and their actions been ones that show appreciation, respect, and understanding?


It’s nice to like someone. Don’t get me wrong. But have you ever been encouraged by someone?


Have you ever seen someone meet your intensity and excitement over a project, goal, or dream? Has their belief in it kept your head focused when your heart wanted to throw in the towel? Have you trusted their voice when your own seemed to waver?


It’s nice to like someone. Don’t get me wrong. But have you ever been in awe of someone?


Have you ever watched the way their eyes dance when they talk about the thing they are most passionate about? Have you seen them in their element and realized they can only be described as brilliant? Have you shook your head with a gentle smile and felt a sense of wonder that was new and somehow limitless?


It’s nice to like someone. Don’t get me wrong. But have you ever been delighted by someone?


Have you ever picked up on someone’s idiosyncrasies and been totally smitten by their way of speaking, living, dreaming? Have you ever been caught totally off guard by a lovely surprise like someone remembering a small detail from a story you shared ages ago?


It’s nice to like someone. Don’t get me wrong. But if you find yourself enamored like this? Maybe you’ve found something worth holding on to.


Love always,

Liz