About two weeks ago I was having my car washed. It had been raining that morning and so the normal car washers had gone home leaving two petrol attendants to wash all the cars in the queue. My son and I sat there waiting for our car to be washed for what seemed like two hours (but could have been one) because I had already paid and I really needed my car to be clean that day.
I didn’t have cash on me for a tip so I bought a small packet of biscuits for the guy at the quick shop. Towards the end another man started helping him and I realised I didn’t have a gift for him. When they were finished I explained that I had only bought one packet of biscuits and the man said “it’s okay, we will share”.
When I was thanking them the one man told me that they were twin brothers. He said, “our blood is the same”. He added “If he feels sad, I know he’s sad because I can feel it. Even if my brother is in Cape Town and he’s sad, I can feel his sadness”.
Wow! I loved that he shared that with me.
An Invisible connection
What these brothers have is a true and beautiful connection. Not only twins get this although I imagine it must be very strong within them.
There are times when I’m thinking about someone and next thing I unexpectedly see them in the shop or they watzapp me or give me a call. If I think of someone more than twice I make contact with them. I think we all have invisible lines that connect each other, especially the people we are closer to. Instead of ignoring the feelings, I like to act on them.
Firstly it maintains the connection between the two of us and secondly maybe they just need someone right now to light up their day.
If you are too busy though you may not pick up on these subtle communications, so try and find some time in your day to slow down or better yet – stop.
Intention for Connection
It takes effort to keep up connections, especially when we may have hundreds of watzapp or facebook people on our lists. Sometimes I scroll down my contact list and say hi to some people I haven’t spoken to in a long time. It’s worth the effort, even if it’s just to brighten someone’s day.
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