It is amazing to think of all of the people we have in our lives. When we sit and reflect on all of the people we know, the obvious people come to mind: our friends, our family, our co-workers. Stop for a moment and think about how many people we have actually met in our lives. It is amazing to think about all of the people who have become woven into the fabric of our experience; it’s very interesting when you think about it! Even the most seemingly insignificant interactions are like pieces of thread, and without each piece of thread, we would not be looking at the fabric we hold in our hands today.
Everyone we meet touches our lives in some way. Some in bigger ways than others, but each is like a piece of thread that is sewn into that fabric. The threads are sometimes different colors, different textures, different lengths, but they all have one thing in common: if you pull out any one of those pieces of thread, the fabric will start to unravel.
After reflection, some of the pieces of thread are not ones we would have necessarily chosen for our fabric. Whenever I notice a piece of thread that I would rather not be in my fabric, I remind myself that those pieces of thread make up the intricacies of the design in my fabric, and that’s what makes it beautiful. Every piece of thread matters.
Now think about all of the people you meet in this world. Just as much as they can have an impact on our lives, we can do the same for their life. How many times have you shown up as a piece of thread in someone else’s fabric? When people look back on the fabric of their lives, we need to make sure that our thread was one of the good pieces in their design (even if they don’t remember where they found that particular piece of thread!).
Our fabric tells a story, and the story is always expanding. Every day, make sure you are seeking out the most interesting threads that you can find, and when you look back over the design you have created, look back with amazement at how far you have come!