We met some new friends on July 4! It’s exciting to meet new people, discover common interests, learn about each other’s story and share in the moment of “now”. I cannot say this often enough……….we truly have more in common with each other than we realize.
Jim was with the group of us that evening to share in the festivities. What an amazing person and what a beautiful opportunity to meet him. Jim is a Korean War veteran and one of the most fascinating people we have ever met. Our evening progressed with lively conversation, which included laughter, stories, listening, emotion and a promise to reconnect again.
One of the things Jim said that evening resonated with me. He said “we like young people because they put a ‘bounce’ in our step”. Well, first of all, thank you for referring to us as “young”! The cool thing Jim is that you actually put a bounce in our step and we thank you for that.
But really think about what he said and the opportunity that this brings. Who has impacted you with their presence, their words, their spirit and energy? Who has put a bounce in your step? It may be someone you know well or someone who briefly crossed your path. And consider the possibility that you have to change someone else’s moment, day or life by reaching out in kindness and compassion. You have within yourself the ability to put a bounce in someone else’s step. How awesome and magical!
I have been thinking for the past 5 days about the “bounce” concept and all that it represents. It makes me smile. It makes me happy. And it makes me super grateful. Let’s do this!!
Cheers to you Jim!