When fate brings old friends back into our lives, there is always a reason.
Every person that passes through our lives makes a contribution to our life stories. There are those who play large roles and make deep impressions, but sometimes a brief special appearance before life takes them in another direction creates a meaningful connection. It is a rare gift when they suddenly reappear in our lives after a long absence. I can’t even begin to tell you how much of an impact re-connecting with an old high school friend has enhanced my life as well as Loren’s life. The reconnection was a couple of years ago now, but what a gift it has been. I was always friends with Harold in high school. In fact, he was one of the first folks to welcome me to my new high school when I moved to the DeSoto, WI area. We remained friends throughout the high school years, but lost touch soon after we graduated. We re-connected through a mutual friend forwarding me Harold’s Christmas letter… me – well, being me – saw an email address on the letter so I felt compelled (and probably nosy – curious – etc) to contact him to see how life was treating him. Man, it was like time had never passed…. I still don’t know who talked the most – although I suspect it was Harold since I am sooooo very quiet…. I introduced him to my blogging – which I have always been very insecure about – this was a BIG leap for me…. exposing my “weirdness” to a person of the past – who had no idea of how weird I really am.
Though the world may seem full of more people than we could ever know, we are often drawn to people with similar energy, which brings us together time and time again. On first meeting, the characters in our life stories may seem familiar. We may know each other from past lives or perhaps we merely recognize the energy of a kindred spirit. But when fate brings old friends back into our lives, there is always a reason. They may act as messengers, reminding us of a part of ourselves we have forgotten to nurture. They might appear to give us a chance to react in a new way to an old situation. They may even bring up unresolved issues so that we may complete them, giving us the chance to move forward on our life path. Whether old friends, previous romances, or once and future partners, their reappearance is more than mere chance. They may never know what they bring into our lives, but the renewed contact is a gift.
If this hasn’t happened to you, maybe you are meant to initiate contact by seeking out old friends. If old friends come to mind or into your dreams, use their appearance as an excuse to get in touch. If an old song or movie reminds you of them, reach out to share the gift of renewed contact. Wherever you fall in the circle of connection and reconnection, be sure to look beyond the surprise of the moment to enjoy the deeper gift that this revelation brings.
ah, I just remembered – my old friend…. coffee…..