Have you ever met a person who just makes you feel as if you have known them forever? You can meet for five minutes and all of a sudden you find yourself divulging things you haven’t told anyone?
This can be bad or it can be awesome.
Now that I think about it, I tend to be that person, actually.
My beloved studies me, because he can’t understand how it works.
He tries to make friends and he does, but he doesn’t make insta-connections like I do.
Plus its one of those things I can’t put together in a step-by-step how-to, either. I don’t know how people “get” I will love them unconditionally right off the bat. I don’t know how people “get” that there words are safe with me. I just say “I am me, that’s how it works.”
I think a part of it is truly being friendly, meeting the eyes and smiling in them. Make a contact genuine and it is genuine. Don’t say hello and immediately look for the next person to talk to, say hello and take in the other person with your eyes and your heart.
My home is welcoming, too. The colors are not the average neutral colors and my furniture includes lots of family heirlooms, not stuff like everybody else has. There is art and photos on the walls, but not a Rembrandt or a Van gogh, these are local artists.
These are photos of my friends, my children’s friends, artfully unposed, me just capturing people in the moment doing their thing, not unlike many painters did and still do. Instead of stiff and posed they are kids walking down a path or blowing bubbles.
They are women sitting around a table writing, or people hiking, or people hugging, or people performing on stage.
I guess what people get is they want to be a part of whatever is going on because they intuitively know it isn’t a risk they are taking it is a desire they are bringing to life.A quick look at the guidelines from the gypsy mama - Lisa Jo Baker who is also our ringleader!
1. Write for 5 minutes flat – no editing, no over thinking, no backtracking.
2. Link back here and invite others to join in.
3. And then absolutely, no ifs, ands or buts about it, you need to visit the person who linked up before you & encourage them in their comments. Seriously. That is, like, the rule. And the fun. And the heart of this community..
Oh and Ahem, if you would take pity and turn off comment verification, it would make leaving some love on your post that much easier for folks!
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Julie Jordan Scott has been a Life & Creativity Coach, Writer, Facilitator and Teleclass Leader since 1999. She is also an award winning Actor, Director, Artist and Mother Extraordinaire. She was twice the StoryTelling Slam champion in Bakersfield.
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