In 2013, I prayed to have more extroverts in my life. My roommate for 4 years in DC was COMPLETELY opposite of me – a night owl extrovert who needs to verbally process things.
My last year in DC, I realized I missed old people. There are a lot of amazing people in DC, but most of them are young and miss out on the wisdom the older generations have to share with us. They were in the suburbs of DC, and the few brave older generations who lived in DC really invested in people.
Because of Winn Dixie is my favorite book. A young girl named Opal moves to a new town and gets a dog. Through adventures with the dog, she is able to start a new friendship with people in the town. Her community is diverse – a five year old who has a pink themed birthday party, the neighbor boys, a woman who the boys think is a witch, a pet shop worker, and the librarian. She embraces the people in her community.
My challenge is to embrace the people in mine. Will you embrace yours?
PS – here’s a challenging video and wisdom of the older generations. Beautiful people.