“We’re all just walking each other home.” –Ram Dass
On a flight home to North Carolina in 2011, I picked up the book called “The Walk,” by Richard Paul Evans to read on the plane. The book is about a man whose wife passes away and whose life seems to subsequently crumble around him. With nothing but a little bit of money to his name, he decides to walk across the United States and, as he does, the book documents the places he visits and the people he meets along the way.
In the book he says, “There are people I've yet to meet who are waiting for my path to intersect with theirs, so they can complete their own journeys. I don't know who or where they are, but I know for certain that they are waiting.”
I immediately fell in love with this quote. I loved the concept that we have certain people that we are meant to meet in order to complete our journey here on this earth. Sometimes we have something to offer the other person and other times they have things to teach us that are crucial to our progression in this life.
I have been the beneficiary of these meetings over and over again as Heavenly Father has taken me on a path that I never expected or imagined. In the last seven years I have lived in Washington, D.C. and Washington State. I attended two different Universities and now live and work in Utah, a place I once said I would never live.
As my path has taken twists and turns, I have found that He has repeatedly placed me exactly where I need to be. I know this because of the people I have met along the way and the ways in which they have blessed my life.
Tonight as I was trying to think of what I would write for this blog post, I went for a walk with a friend. We talked about a lot of different things that probably would have made for more interesting or more articulate blog posts than this one but after I got home I was overwhelmed with gratitude for the quality human beings God has placed in my life. I realized how blessed I am to have family and friends who love me, and who I can be 100 percent myself around, but who also make me want to be better.
So while there are a million things in this world that are worth blogging about, I am just grateful for good people. Some of these people have come and gone in my life very quickly while others have stayed awhile but I have found that it doesn’t take long for people to make a lasting impact on your life.
Another quote from “The Walk,” says:
“It is in the dark times that the light of friendship shines brightest.”
As this world seems to become increasingly darker, we need each other more than ever. I am so thankful that God has allowed my path to intersect with so many good people, people who have walked with me and who have helped light my path. After all, "We're all just walking each other home."
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