Every person is made up of bits. Bits of humor mixed with bits of wisdom and intelligence and a few bits of humanity thrown in for good measure. All of us have bits of our selves. Some of those bits we share with the masses and some of those bits are only shared with those closest to us.
Along our journey through life we choose to share the pieces of ourselves that we feel deeply about but we only choose to share them with people we are drawn to, people who will truly appreciate those bits of us and will find those bits endearing. We all have good bits and bad bits. There are bits of our past that are tainted but the true friends in our lives will see past those bits and realize they made us who we are today.
When you make a connection with someone who understands the pieces of you that make you who you are, the feeling of comfort is instantaneous. The bits of you that made you self-conscious no longer exist and you find strength in the bits of you that you once questioned. Those pieces of your life that seemed foreign now fit into the bigger picture and the puzzle is not nearly as puzzling.
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At the end of the day we are the sum of all of our bits, good and bad. It is the strong forces in our lives that will take us for the accumulation of our bits and look at the whole picture and not the miniscule pieces that created that vast architecture. Those people don’t enter our lives very often. When they do come along they leave a lasting impression. They make you think about the bits of them you admire and, when you are unable to be with that person, you realize more and more how much you miss the bits of them that make your smile that much brighter.