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The People You Meet

hands making heart on chestYears ago, while taking a break during a seminar, I walked into a large, empty hotel foyer. A lovely woman also entered the room and we struck up a conversation. Ever met someone for the first time and you seem to have known each other forever? 

Our rapport and ease of conversation were delightful until interrupted by her “boy” friend.  He quickly entered the conversation with the ease of his “girl” friend.  I was slightly stunned since her boyfriend was a bestselling author and speaker Wayne Dyer.

Dyer was known for the quote “Change the way you look at things and the things you look at change”.  Is it a wonder this delightful woman I had just met was acquainted with someone of Wayne Dyer’s exceptional reputation?  “Birds of feather flock together.”

In these dark times in which so many people seek news, whether on TV, online or the paper, it’s usually bad news.  Conspiracy theories are rampant and people are quick to share who is “evil”, “bad”, a “thief” or any other negative character assassination term that applies.

Since we see so many good people in this practice, people of exceptional character, I challenge people with this question.  “Wouldn’t you agree 90% of the people you know are truly good people?”  The answer is a universal “Yes.”

Sure, you will meet or hear about lawyers who lie Monday through Friday and shake your hand in church on the weekend. There are politicians who are getting rich by stealing from their constituents. Still, most lawyers are honest and law abiding. Many politicians have the will to serve.     

Our health reflects in our relationships and our relationships reflect in our health.  Keep being in the 90% plus out there.