Belong. It’s what we all want right? To feel like we belong. To a family unit. To friends. In our community. In our world. A space where we feel connection.

Without connection, can we belong?

I don’t think so.

So I go out of my way to make a connection. To give a smile, a have nice day, to ask how your day was and mean it. Because I want you to feel like you belong. That you have a safe space and friend in me.

I am the first to initiate connection a lot of times. It can be exhausting and scary sometimes. But I know what it feels like to feel like you don’t belong. And I don’t wish that on anyone. EVER.

Besides, I’ve been blessed with charisma and courage- the gifts of the extrovert. So I speak up. And I hope that I don’t overshadow you. Especially if you are in an introvert. I don’t mean to be intimidating with my personality.

I just want you to know that I see you. I hear you. I want to be your friend, if you’ll have me. I want connection with you. Because I want you to know that you belong.

Five Minute Friday