My favorite part of reading is opening a book to its first page. That feeling of being on the brink of a whole new world is amazing! Because you don’t know how it’s gonna make you feel, you don’t know what it’s gonna teach you. You don’t know if you’re gonna love it or hate it. You don’t know if the ending is going to be horrible or amazing or just satisfying. Similarly, people are a whole world a whole story just waiting to be read…
I mean I’m a relatively shy person, I’m not super shy or anything, but I’m not super inclined to going up to people and introducing myself. However, I think of the fact that meeting a new person is like standing on the edge a whole new universe. Each individual person is a different story, a difficult set of memories, different decisions, different ways of thinking, different ways of analyzing situations, different things they can teach you, different experiences. It’s amazing! I mean, just think about how crazy, confusing and complex you are! Now, think about the fact that there are 7 billion more of those crazy, confusing, complex things in the world. There are seven BILLION stories just waiting to be read!! Now that gets me excited to meet some people!
Because whenever I meet someone new, I’m standing at the edge of not just a whole new story, I’m standing at the edge a story I might be able to help write a little bit of. That to me is an amazing honor!
So get out there and meet some people. They’re pretty cool! 😉