I’ve recently reached middle age and over many years of people watching I’ve begun to noticed how there are some people who glow.
What do you mean “people who glow”, Mike?
Well, let me try to explain.
I visit a lot of offices in my job, I also do a lot of talks and demonstrations so I meet a lot of people in my day to day life.
During these bouts of contact with others I meet all kinds of people, male and female, all ethnicities, all levels of wealth and age and some people I find so nice to be around as they positively glow with life. These people who glow seem have an inner radiance which affects everything they do and all that surrounds them. Even if they aren’t what society terms beautiful people they project a beauty I want to be around, even when they aren’t at their best!
Their happy people, happy to see you, happy to talk to you, happy in their jobs, happy with their lives and this makes them nice people to be around. Some might call it kindness but I think it’s more.
Some places I visit are populated mainly with happy people, other places aren’t. Without being too specific I’ve been to some offices today and everyone has long faces except for one lady who works there who just lights up the room when she walks in. I notice as I can see her glow. She’s genuinely happy to see you and even comes over to talk to you as you arrive. Its not her job to do this but she does it anyway. She’s happy to talk, happy to listen and in the 10 years we’ve worked together we’ve never had a cross word, even when we don’t agree on things.
Other places I visit are full of these happy people. I deal with one company and the boss here must be able to see the same as me because his entire staff glow and some days I feel like i need sunglasses to walk through their office door. However on the flip side, one or two places I visit leave me feeling like I just left a funeral! When I go to the happy places I think opening sequence of the telly tubbies land. Rabbits on a perfect lawn, blue sky’s and everyone running round happy as Larry. The bad places by contrast look like the death sequence from the boot hill computer game!
I’ve also had the good fortune to meet certain people over the past few years who have truly enriched my life just with their presence. I met a woman a few years ago at a computer conference, she was there as a visitor and as soon as I started talking to her I knew there was something special about this girl. We coukd not stop talking to each other and we talked all day and long into the night. She is now one of my best friends.
I have the same experience with one or two of my mates, hadn’t seen one for 8 years and although we parted as business partners years ago when we last met it was like we’d never been apart.
So if you’re one of those people who glow, call, email or shout from the trees as I want to know you and I want happy, positive, friendly and loving people in my life and hopefully you can see my glow.