Share Yourself

A dear friend of mine recently posted a blog so honest and moving, I want her words to take the spotlight today as she asks, “Why are we so vague?”

Read Sherri’s blog post here.

If there’s one thing I’ve learned in this life, it’s the importance of knowing others and being known. We’re more than just businesses. We’re more than just social networks. We are people. We crave connection to one another because it’s a part of who and what we are.

You feel it when you have a conversation with someone that reaches the essence of who you are. It’s a grounding feeling that reminds you that you are alive and you have purpose. You’re significant.

Talk to someone today. Not just hi, or bye, or what’s for lunch. Really talk to them.

Let them get to know you.

There should always be time for letting other people in your life. That alone matters more than anything.

It’s what you were made for.

4 thoughts on “Share Yourself

  1. This is something that has bothered me for years. I dread the canned “How are you?” that seems to start every conversation. Our over-reliance on technology makes us feel connected, but it’s actually pulling us apart by giving us a false sense that these superficial surface interactions are enough. I like the idea of making an effort to get people to really talk. That will be my challenge this week!

    • I agree, social networking can often feel like a pseudo form of social interaction. It’s a great tool, but it’s certainly no replacement for tangible human contact and interaction.

      The phrase, “How are you?” is incredibly powerful… when people mean it. But like Sherri talked about, often times we only aim to barely scratch the surface of that question. People go through the motions.

      I had a dear college friend who used to replace that question with, “How is your soul?”, and meaning it quite literally. It wasn’t a greeting. It was an invitation to dig past the superficial and invite someone to be completely honest.

      People found the question awkward at first, but many of us came to love it and we found some of the best conversations started with that question… “How is your soul?”

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