Are we there yet?
"Sometimes you will never know the value of a moment until in becomes a memory" Dr. Seuss
Yesterday I had the most amazing call with the cable company! Yes Charter. My customer service rep was also a motivational speaker. Did she claim to be one, no but she was so uplifting!
I called because I have been aggravated with the speed of our internet and not feeling overly tech savvy I have avoided this call for months. In fact I had accepted it for what it was, until I really needed to change it. So we chatted, she witnessed my struggle of parenting and working during remote learning and validated my frustration. But this was no canned scripted validation. This was the kind you get from an old friend, a therapist, a coach. The kind that makes you feel SEEN. Ahhhhh, that kind! The one we are all in need of right now. All of us...
But wait, there's more! Oh yes, I got the full treatment of this incredible human's spirit. And then she told me her story. How 2020 has actually been transformational for her. How she was forced to look at herself, heal her wounds, with support of course and to shift her whole way a being and thinking. She shared her generous spirit with me and I listened with a huge smile on my face. I mean, I'm a coach and I am a geek for personal development and transformation. My heart connected to hers and I could really feel her freedom. She had taken her power back this year and I could feel that! Why? Because I know what it feels like to be disempowered. I know how that feeling makes me sick to my stomach. 2020 has been that gut punch. I know what happens for me when step into my power and how light and free I feel.
In those moments on the phone, I was connecting deeply to the space she was holding. I'm not sure she was aware that she was doing this but we are always holding some kind of energetic space. You know the difference. I'm sure you've been in the company of those that suck the life out of a room and those that make you feel like your floating about on cloud 9. This was my experience and it was so needed! My heart was heavy yesterday. Some personal parenting challenges and the bigger challenges of the country and the world. This woman was aware of all of the things. She lives in St Louis. She knows. And yet she chose in spite of the darkness to be the light! And damn am I grateful. Plus my internet is faster. Yay!
How can you bring light to someone today? How can you create some space for someone to move beyond the challenges, set them down for at least a moment, a day, two days. Folks, we need these moments and we need each other to help us see some light in the darkness. And lets let this year be for something. Can it be the start of something new? Can it be an emergence of what we want. Equality, Equity, Justice, Human Decency, Kindness, Connection and LOVE. I believe it can and I have evidence because I witnessed and experienced it yesterday while talking to the cable company. Be well my friends. I see you, I love you and I believe in you!