My dad was a cunning individual and in the years before he launched his illustrious real estate career he sold insurance. He innocently entered a doctor’s office in Oakville, set his sights on my mother during a routine sales call and he was smitten. She was the secretary in the doctor’s office and she would be lying if she said she wasn’t a bit taken by his boyish charm. He shamelessly flirted with her before he left the office and my mom, engaged to someone else at the time, was nevertheless flattered.
(how could you not be taken by that face?)
His creative approach to making that next contact was brilliant – coy with a hint of brazen boldness. He knew there was an undeniable connection and he did everything in his power to make sure that, even if it was not face to face, they would be in contact again. His devious plot mixed with a relatively innocent phone call asking if he had left his non-existent galoshes in the office began a romance that blossomed and turned into 44 years of marriage. They have both since passed but I’m sure the romance continues in Heaven.
People who know a good thing when they see it will find numerous ways to insinuate themselves into another person’s life. It may be glaringly obvious, or it may be a slow acclimation into their every day routine. Regardless of how it happens that strong connection should be embraced. We are drawn to these people for a reason and our souls were meant to collide with theirs. Call it what you will – serendipity, fate, Kismet – but it’s hard to argue the feeling when you meet a kindred spirit.
Meeting someone who your soul connects with is an experience that can be sadly overlooked. Whether it flourishes into romance or blooms into an exceptional fondness that lays the foundation for a great friendship, we need to heed the signs that lead us into the company of that kindred spirit. It is rare to find someone who you can have a boundless affection for and it deserves to have a chance to grow into a lasting relationship.
Have you ever met someone and just known you had to be a part of their life?