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It all starts with a hello, ammiright? Relationships are so important. I would say they are in fact the most important things. Imagine your life without relationships – and I am not just talking romantic relationships, I am talking ALL relationships. No relationships with coworkers, family members, friends, bloggers, or strangers. It is hard to imagine because it is almost impossible to live without relationships.
Okay, so relationships may be inevitable but they are also not the easiest things in the world. Maintaining good & healthy relationships take work. You have to talk through differences, support each other during hard times, forgive and also ask for forgiveness, and spend time together. Because all of us have been hurt by at least one relationship in life, we can tend to guard ourselves. So we want relationships but we are afraid of them and we live in a weird relationship medium where we know people and people know us but we don’t really know them and they don’t really know us. It is hard to make the first move, and maybe we feel like if people really cared they would reach out but I have a secret, everyone feels that way. Like my good friend Winnie the Pooh says, “You can’t stay in your corner of the Forest waiting for others to come to you. You have to go to them sometimes.” Someone has to make the first move and say Hello!
Your best friends may come from the most unexpected places. My college best friend Tori was a girl who walked out of behind a tree and sat with me at lunch – after that, we were inseparable. Bruce was just a funny boy who talked to me & made me laugh, after six years of that he found out he didn’t want life without me & asked me out. Jessiann threw up at my parents house and had to stay home from camp which allowed time for me to meet her. Gretchen & I were like weird arch enemies the day we met and suddenly we realized we were knit from the same thread. Sam (of Elah Tree) pressured me into a google hangouts and now we text & share as if we were friends for ever even though we still have never met in real life. And Megan was home-schooled, who knows how we became friends! I could go on, the point is that each friendship has a story but it always starts with a hello!
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If you still want some more inspiration to say hello, you NEED to check out new episodes of the “It Started with HELLO” web series every week/ catch up on all the videos over there now. They are like the cutest ever.
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