By Bernard Wainaina
We all require good mentors and honest friends who we can look up to,both in our business and private life.
Once in your life,I truly believe,you find someone who can completely turn your business and private life world around.
You tell them things that you’ve never shared with another soul and they absorb everything you say and actually want to hear more.
You share hopes for the future,dreams that will never come true,goals that were never achieved
and the many disappointments life has thrown at you.
When something wonderful happens,you can’t wait to tell them about it,knowing they will share in your excitement.
They are not embarrassed to cry with you
when you are hurting or laugh with you
when you make a fool of yourself.
Never do they hurt your feelings or make you feel like you are not good enough,
but rather they build you up and show you the things about yourself that make you special and even beautiful.
There is never any pressure,jealousy or competition but only a quiet calmness
when they are around.
You can be yourself and not worry about
what they will think of you because they love you for who you are.
The things that seem insignificant to most
people such as a note, song or walk
become invaluable treasures kept safe
in your heart to cherish forever.
Memories of your childhood come back
and are so clear and vivid it’s like being young again.
Colours seem brighter and more brilliant.
Laughter seems part of daily life where before it was infrequent or didn’t exist at all.
A phone call or two during the day helps to get you through a long day’s work and always brings a smile to your face knowing they are watching over you on your life’s journey to chase your dream.
In their presence,there’s no need
for continuous conversation,but you find you’re quite content in just having them nearby.
Things that never interested you before
become fascinating because you know
they are important to this person who is so special to you.
You think of this person on every occasion
and in everything you do.
Simple things bring them to mind like a pale blue sky, gentle wind or even a storm cloud on the horizon.
You open your heart to them and in opening your heart,you experience a love and joy that you never dreamed possible.
You find that being vulnerable is the only way to allow your heart to feel true pleasure that’s so real it scares you.
You find strength in knowing you have a true friend and possibly a soul mate who will remain loyal to the end.
Life seems completely different,exciting and worthwhile.
Your only hope and security is in knowing that
they are a part of your life.
“The African Story as told by Africans”.©African News Digest®