“When you encounter someone you were destined to meet the conversation will take flight as if it were on the wings of angels, complete strangers confiding in each other as if you were lifelong friends.” – Kevin Hall
Have you ever had the experience of meeting someone for the first time, but having that feeling that you already know them? There is an instant connection and an immediate comfort as if you have known them all your life. You feel totally at ease sharing things with them because there is that sense of trust and familiarity. There is a mutual respect and admiration for one another and the bond of friendship comes instantly, without any effort at all. These are kindred spirits. And meeting a kindred spirit is one of life’s great joys.
Tonight my husband and I were invited to have dinner with a couple we’d met a few times before but who we’d never gotten one on one time with to get to know each other on a deeper level. As we sat down at the table with them it took all of about two minutes to know that these two were kindred spirits. And five hours later standing out in the freezing cold parking lot still talking after the restaurant had closed it was obvious that we’d become lifelong friends.
Driving home, my husband and I talked about how awesome it is to cross paths with people in life that truly are kindred spirits.
I personally don’t believe that kindred spirits meet by chance. I think kindred spirits are people we’d known in spirit before even coming into this life, which explains that instant connection we feel when we meet – we’re recognizing friends that we’ve known longer than we conceive of. That’s what makes it so easy and comfortable to open up to them so quickly, because our hearts already recognize them as friends that can be trusted.
My life has been blessed numerous times as I’ve crossed paths with kindred spirits. Many of my dearest friendships and my most valued business relationships have been formed with people that were kindred spirits and I’m so incredibly grateful for them because it is those kindred spirits that end up being eternal friends…both before this life and most certainly after.
Never let life become so busy that you miss noticing the kindred spirits meant to be in your life. Because finding them is truly a blessing.
~Amy Rees Anderson (author of the book “What Awesome Looks Like: How To Excel in Business & Life” )