“I’ve learned that people will forget what you said, people will forget what you did, but people will never forget how you made them feel.” Maya Angelou
Many of you have asked where I get all my photos for my blog. Well here she is! As modest as she is, she’ll kill me for using this photo, but she did give me rights to her collection (how lucky am I?). When I started this blog two years ago, I intended it to be a way for me to connect further with my students, post some technical yoga advice, and share some fun interviews. In doing so, I naturally fell into voicing how yoga philosophies have helped me to see myself more clearly and helps me make deeper connections to my ever changing and evolving self in hopes to inspire you. I enjoy sharing these experiences with you. So, what does Kim Long have to do with all this…a lot.
Kim inspires me with her insight and vast knowledge, she is as witty as she is serious and she challenges me simply by sharing her own struggles from parenting to her views on religion and everything in between. She makes me ask the same questions. I learn from her. Kim and I met at the end of our freshman year of college. We both learned later that we were intimidated by the other, but we began a conversation that ultimately led to all the pre-requisites for best-friend material: finishing each other’s thoughts, quoting entire movies, talking for hours on the phone when we were a few dorms away from each other and then, enjoying the great moments of life with one another, our weddings, kids, and new careers.
We’ve all heard that if you have one or two ”good friends” by the time you reach adulthood you’re lucky. That always depressed me as a young adult and still does sometimes. Why must we become so closed off as adults? I love people. I love meeting people, I love learning about people and I truly believe you can never have too many friends. Maybe one of those new friends will become a part of your life forever and what’s the harm of that? If Kim or I had held on to our intimidation or judgment of the other we wouldn’t even know each other today, and that would be a HUGE loss. I am truly grateful to have Kim in my life, and though we live 5 hours apart, we know what’s going on in each other’s lives. It’s not hard. We simply care. In honor of all you are, Kim, this post’s for you. Thank you. Thank you. Thank you. I honor you!
I love the quote I posted at the beginning, but I must amend it to fit Kim. I’d have to say it this way:
“Kim will remember what you said, what you did, who was there, what she was thinking and how you made her feel”.
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