It's funny how someone who really impacted your life passes but yet you still feel them around. Hearing what you have to say and guiding you along the way.
It is true, I believe, people are not gone forever.....
I recently reconnected with a beautiful person Pamela Beatty who I was introduced to through our wonderful friend Pronisias, and the thing about Pronisias was that he would look at each individual with pure love, and he saw their authentic self. At that moment I really felt connected with Pamela, she was very bubbly and loving and never seen anything as a barrier.
9 years ago she did my hair for my brother's confirmation and we recently got chatting again. She started following my journey. I saw that she was getting into jogging and she wanted for the two of us to jog together so she asked me yesterday. I was asking her what has she been doing and she said between 5k and 7k but she wants to push herself because she was doing a jogging challenge. So, I planned out a good route for us and I was so happy to see her again, it was so lovely. We completed 6 miles and we were delighted. I was even more delighted when I received a really kind message later on saying, “thanks again, I don’t think I would have completed that challenge if I didn't go out with you today, so thank you for your help
Let me know when you fancy going out to run again”.
It really lifted me so much. I felt so grateful, but then if I didn’t feel more apprenticed I received another really unexpected and beautiful message from a man who never even met me before... Pronisias’s brother.
Now, before I tell you why this message was dear to me let me explain something. At Pronisias’s wake, I had written up on a card what Pronisias meant to me. In my own words, I described him and what he meant to me. I had all of this on a card that I wanted to give to him when I first heard that he was sick, but sadly I never got the chance to hand it to him. But, the card was put in his casket with him, and my words were read out at his cremation.
His brother, Eugene, messaged me and said “I was very touched by what you said so much it brought a tear to my eyes, I just wanted to thank you so much for your kindness, I read out your words at the crematorium they touch me so much I hope you didn't mind, I do remember the disco nights,, any time I met him I would shake hands, and usually find a couple of ballot tickets in my hand. You’re so right he was a wonderful person and a great brother, he got so many lovely tributes, but yours touched me the most”.
I felt extremely touched by this and filled with love, and pride.
So, I invite you all to reconnect with people who made you smile and remember this, your words can have such an impact on people, more than you even realise.
As it's the beginning of Lent, I invite you to show an act of kindness to both yourself and to someone else...even if just in a small way. Being kind to yourself firstly helps others to be kinder. You will really thank yourself...trust me.
Let us keep making a difference...to ourselves...and to each other.