Wednesday, May 4, 2011

Inside Out

I love the randomness of my thoughts sometimes and how I like to try to connect them to a deeper meaning. This post might give you an idea of what I mean.

I got to work this morning and was thinking about how fun it is to ride the bus and all of the people that I see each day. Some of them I recognize from some other place, but cannot remember exactly where. So, my thoughts were drifting to familiarity and how small the world can be even though it is so big.

Anyway, when I got to work this morning I realized that my sweater was on inside out and I didn't even realize it. There may have been one person who noticed before I did, but they didn't say anything :)

That is what spurred the title of this post. I also started to connect this to another thought I had this morning. There is a guy who works at my office who I see on the bus pretty much every day. He is from India and was very reserved, well still is, but was much more reserved and quiet when I first met him. Now that we know each other a little bit better, he smiles and says hello whenever I see him. That made me think of "inside out" He is opening up and smiling which in my mind is bringing his inside out :) See how silly I am? I also was thinking about the power of smiling at someone and how it helps to bring the light that they have inside to shine outwardly. :) When I got to the bus stop this morning, the two people that were there both said hello energetically and with a smile:) which of course caused me to smile and feel grateful for people.

I really hope to live a life where I can make a difference in people's lives, even if it is just something small. Human interaction makes me feel alive and I just love meeting new people. That is one of the things that I love about riding the bus, it makes me feel more connected to humanity. Even though I don't talk to many people on the bus rides, I watch and observe them. Just being in their presence makes me feel connected.

Anyway, I found this song when I googled "Inside Out". Funny thing is that I have actually heard it before. It plays on one of the Christian radio stations that I listen to in the car on occasion. It seems to be a fitting song for this post.


  1. Cool song. I love the idea that smiling and connecting with people helps bring out their inner light. :) Thanks for posting this- great reminder of the importance of reaching out and noticing the people around us.

  2. I just wish there was a "like" button on this.