I just thought about how beautiful life connects people. And about how small things and encounters can lead to something bigger. Many years ago I put out an add where I was looking for a new flatmate in Berlin and got a lovely email from a young guy from Singapore. Just from the way he wrote I could feel this really positive vibe and if it would have been just my choice I would have given him a yes straight away. Nevertheless the flatshare didn’t work out for bureaucratic reasons and at that point I could have also just decided to stop emailing, also because I already had a big circle of friends so why put more effort in it, but somehow I felt that it was nice to make someone starting in a new city feel a bit welcome. So we stayed in touch, despite never having met in real and shortly after he moved to Berlin we also met in person. And we have stayed connected since then, over the past years and now he is helping me with his expertise on a project I work.
Isn’t it great, how small beginnings, a random connection can lead into something so much bigger later on?
I could tell so many similar stories like this one. About a girl that I once randomly met on the streets of Vienna and that later helped me to get this exciting job at a famous fashion company in London. And that became a friend for life. And I am sure each of you could tell many similar stories too.
Isn’t it great, how small beginnings, a random connection can lead into something so much bigger later on? Sometimes only years later, even our smallest actions, can start making sense. And I realize that what makes our life richer and probably also more successful at the end, are not always those big plans and goals, but exactly those small and seemingly unimportant moments on the way and in between, those small actions that initally don’t show any purpose and that you do without any ulterior motive, those encounters with strangers that initally don’t appear too important. Because if you are open to the every day life that surrounds you now and to people that currently cross your path, this might later be that jigsaw piece that connects it all.