A couple of weeks ago I was lucky enough to experience a real-life NFL game at Wembley. There were so many great moments about the whole day, but something that stuck in my mind was meeting and chatting to the man sitting next to us. He was one of those naturally happy and friendly people, and during the course of the game he laughed with many of the people sitting around him, as well as enjoying the game and chatting to his own group of friends. Watching the faces of everyone he interacted with, I noticed that they too had big smiles on their faces and looked like they were having fun talking to him.
This made me wonder how he viewed his day. I imagine that he had a great time interacting with many different friendly and happy strangers and I believe the reason he met so many great people that day was totally based upon his own open and warm attitude. The way he acted seemed to draw out the warmth and friendliness from those he met.
So… what did I take from this thought? That all people have the potential to be happy, sad, grumpy, friendly and hundreds of other emotions (maybe all in one day!). Maybe all it takes to meet and interact with fabulous people every day is to be more like a magnet that attracts that behaviour? If I am friendly and warm in my interactions with strangers then I suspect that they are more likely to react similarly to me.
Lightbulb moment: I wonder if the people we interact with on a daily basis are collectively a mirror reflecting our own vibes? Was the reason the man at Wembley met so many people with happy, smiling faces just a reflection of his own warmth and humour? As always, we can only ever control our own thoughts and behaviour so the best way to encounter more fabulous people in life might be very simple…. be that way to others! I’m going to give it a try.
I’d be interested to hear your thoughts… Have you ever wondered why some people seem to so effortlessly make friends? What is it that makes these people special? If others’ reactions to us is a reflection of ourselves, is it possible to alter that reflection?