I’m All About Relationships
Unless you meet me under new circumstances, which turn on the shy version of myself (yes, despite people who know me chuckling right now, there is a shy version, trust me!) you will meet the charming me. I think that’s a gene I inherited from my father. I didn’t make that connection until friends of mine kept commenting, “Your dad is such a charmer!” Wait, what? But it’s true; we both naturally bring fun and lightness into the conversation once you start chatting with us, simply by showing forth the more playful witty side of ourselves. For me it’s also an expression of my desire to make you feel comfortable and at ease.
If we have a conversation you will soon notice that I love to ask questions. It helps me get to know who you are and what you do, what you are about, which satisfies my natural curiosity and fascination with people in general and can often result in a growing relationship if you allow me to really see you. Together we will have very few dull moments, if any, as I am both interested in what you have to say as well as interesting, meaning there is always something I am currently learning and passionate about. It may be healing foods or how to read people’s faces, my latest creative outlet or what I’ve learned about myself lately. I have many diverse interests in life and love to learn new things. So I’m sure we will find many topics to talk about, which should make our time together interesting and enriching for both of us!
If we move from acquaintances to friendship, you have won yourself a true friend. I value my relationships. I might not meet all my friends often, partly because a lot of them are in different parts of the world, but they have a place in my heart and I keep thinking of them. When they need me, I am there helping the best I can. When things go awry, which they sometimes just will, I am willing to both fight for the friendship as well as admit if I’ve done something wrong. I had to learn the hard way that relationships sometimes change or even dissolve. On one hand that makes me sad and I had to understand that at times relationships are meant to only be for a season. On the other hand I have seen friendships mending and changing into something new. Then there seem to be those friendships that are there for a lifetime, no matter where life takes us. Just recently I visited such a friend again and for the first time met her three beautiful boys. While the visit was too short really, it was wonderful to spend time together and see that our relationship is not influenced by the time spend apart or the things that changed in the meantime, but by our mutual respect and love and wishing well for each other. That is what great relationships of any nature are about: respect, love, caring and hoping and wishing the other one will excel in life!
Written by: Sabine Roggermeier; Gluecklich Im Sein