Have you ever experienced meeting a complete stranger and end up saying, “Nice to meet you?” How can you say that it is really nice to meet that person when you don’t even know him/her personally? But, does this mean that we should stop saying that to someone you just met?
Every person that created a big impact in your life was once a stranger to you. Before you gave a valentine card to your homeroom teacher, you were once scared of him/her, already fearing his/her presence upon entering the classroom. Your best friends, before you could talk to them for hours, you were once just acquaintances bound by the same course in college. These are just some of the instances when a complete stranger becomes someone important to you.
I remember that one time when someone asked me if we went to the same high school. At the back of my mind, I thought, “Why does this girl keep talking to me? Isn’t it obvious that I don’t want to talk?” Fastforward to today, who would’ve thought that she would play a big role in my life before we both finished college.
There’s this someone too who told me she was planning to shift to another course had she not met me, her best friend. I didn’t know that I, too, would play a big role in someone’s life.
Her, and the first girl that I mentioned, both rescued me. God used them to saved me from committing suicide. I was depressed, suffering from anxiety and was about to take my life, but they enlightened me, showed me how loved I was, maybe not in the way I wanted to see but in the way they could show me.
There are many people waiting to play a purpose in my life, or waiting for me to be part of their purpose. We are all connected to one another. Make sure that you don’t simply brush off new friendships, you’ll never know what purpose you’ll have for each other.