The title of today’s blog comes from a line in the show Wicked. Now it is also quoted in a number of other writings. Philosophers have argued this point. Religious people will say that God brings people into our lives. Well whatever position you want to take I feel that every person that comes into our life did so for a reason.
Now as I was reflecting on this idea today I thought of a lot of people I don’t talk to or correspond in some way with. Some I lost contact information and have no idea where they are in this world of ours. I am sure they are out there somewhere and hopefully alive and safe. I after all don’t want to wish bad on people because I believe what goes around comes around. There are some who I knew through work relationships and we in my life for a period of time. I know there are some who I know from this part of my life that will probably say good thing I don’t know where they are they don’t want to talk to me anyway.
There are those who touch our lives through dating situations and I think that group is better left alone in this conversation. Now some of this group I wish I still was in contact and things could have been different. Some of this group I may have learned a lot from.
I could keep going on the list but one thing for sure is I have learned from all these people. Some have challenged me in different ways. Some of those challenges resulted in me becoming a better person. Some have ended in stalemate or arguments. Some I do wish were different. Either way I know that I carry a part of them in me.
I am hoping that each person who has crossed my path in this life was changed a little by the encounter and that it was for the better. I know that each person who crosses my path does that for me. Sometimes I realize it right away and other times it takes a little time.
Look at your life and see who has crossed yours?