One day you will meet someone who will change your life. It will change the way you think about the world, how you see yourself, and how you look at everyone else around you.
This person could be a stranger you meet on the way to another destination. It could be someone you meet at a bus stop, in a restaurant, or in a queue at the supermarket. You could meet this person in another country or in another city that you only visit for the weekend.
It doesn’t matter where it will happen. It doesn’t matter how it will happen. But one day it will happen.
It could be a short conversation, a conversation about the weather that leads to a conversation about life and death. It could be a tiny moment, a lingering thought and look that hits you like cold water on a blazing hot day. It could be a small glimmer of hope that turns a rainy day into a sunny April day. It could be a few words that lead to a masterpiece of sonnets and poems.
Maybe you will never see that person again. Maybe you will never have such a conversation again. You may need to keep the memory of that person burning bright in your head when times go dark. Perhaps you will have to embed that person’s image in every cell and atom in your being.
But one thing is certain: you will be changed forever.
You won’t know what that person was about. Maybe you were soul mates who should only meet for one day, or maybe you were destined to end up together. Or else, fate wanted you to be two good friends.
But the way he smiles at you will fix everything. The way he talks to you will show you how much a part of you missed being looked at. The way you laugh at your casual conversation will make you want to see the world from a different light.
And that person, this perfect stranger, will make you want to be a better person. That person will suddenly awaken a light in you that has been switched off for so long. This stranger will wake you up from the world you missed. This stranger will wake up the beauty in you.
Because the way this person will look at you is like they’ve known you forever. And the way that person will look at you will tell you that you are worth everything in this world. And this person, this stranger, whom you met on the street or at the bus stop, will eventually make you look at yourself the way she sees you.
One day you will meet someone who will change your life.
Because in the way he smiles and talks to you, you will see all the potential at a glance. And the way he talks to you, he’ll make you realize that you are worth more than you ever thought you could.
One day you will meet someone who will lead you back to yourself. And when that happens, you will never throw away that feeling of respect again.