Posted by: nancykenny | February 2, 2010

People Who Need People

Have you ever really taken a good look at the people who surround you? I mean, a really good look. Who are they? Why are they there in your life at this very moment?

I’ve often been under the mistaken assumption that I am alone. I live by myself and don’t have a significant other. In my mind, as well intentioned as the cat may be, that means I am alone. However, this past month has shown me how false that statement truly is.

January has been an odd month filled with transitions, adjustments, and even a few disappointments. There’s always a certain level of challenge that comes from change and I have to tell you that there were times when I wasn’t sure I could deal with it all. A new job, more doubts on my artistic abilities (though to be honest, that’s nothing new), family trouble, a loss of inspiration… I know it doesn’t seem like much, but sometimes the little things add up for even the strongest of people.

That said, whenever I thought it was just too much, whenever I felt like I didn’t know where I was going any more, whenever I just started to panic about it all, somehow there was always someone there to fall back on. Hindsight is 20/20, and I didn’t realize it at the time, but I got exactly the kind of help I needed at the right time.

One of those amazing, helpful people actually forwarded this little note to me not too long ago about the types who might be walking in and out of your life. I encourage you to have a read (it’s short) and take a moment to reflect on who those people might be in your own world.

So to everyone who’s around for a Reason, a Season, or a Lifetime, I’d just like to say thank you.

I couldn’t do it without you.



  1. Absolutely.

    This is what really looking around and appreciating what you DO have feels like. The phrase “living-in-the-moment” is true for relationships as well as individuals. I have experienced it several times this past few years, and I wouldn’t have it any other way.

    Good for you, and good for your friend who had the heart and mind to send that great poem your way.

    It really means you can always have peace with whatever is happening, because you always have the one person that you need MOST right with you: yourself.


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