Confidence Booster Series: The Special Bonds that Connect Us
“A true bond is a heart connection that can’t be broken.” – Emily Madill
This week’s focus is to spend some time honouring the special bonds we share with others. As it has been said many times before, people come and go in our lives and some leave larger imprints than others. Whether under a negative or positive light, I believe all of these interactions and connections we form have the capacity to teach us something about ourselves and about life.
Every once in a while we come across someone we form a deep and meaningful connection with. These special bonds we form are rare, they don’t happen very often. When they do, I believe there is nothing that can break them, not even time or space. These connections ‘just are’ and they always will be. When we take the time to appreciate the special bonds we share with others, it has a way of lifting our spirits and helping us to ‘feel’ the love we have in our hearts.
When I was 18 years old, I moved to the northern tip of Vancouver Island to help my family run their busy fishing resort and to also be a live-in nanny for my two cousins, who were 2 and 6 at the time. This three year period of my life was filled with huge learning and growth that I still reflect on to this day. One of the best things that came from my time there was the connection I formed with my two cousins. The wide age gap between us meant I was more like an aunt to them than a cousin, but this unique time we had together really served to build a special bond that I still feel in my heart today.
My cousins are now beautiful young women, one is working full time in an industry she loves and the other is a world traveler about to enter University to fulfill some pretty incredible dreams. I am so proud of the amazing people they have both grown to be.
These days the three of us are busy on our separate life journeys, so we rarely have the opportunity to spend time together. That said, I was over the moon when they recently came to stay with me. It has been years since we have had time like this together, and probably the first time where we have all been independent adults. During their visit, it dawned on me that as adults we are now more like cousins than we ever have been, yet that connection we formed during the time we lived together created a lasting bond that runs much deeper than our family tie.
Our recent time together helped me to realize that the special bonds we share with people in our lives is not contingent on how much time we spend together, or whether or not we live close to one another. These connections exist in our hearts and are there for us to draw on whenever we need a boost.
So this week, carve out a bit of time to reflect on the special relationships you’ve had in your life that have really impacted you. Whatever the circumstances may be that brought you together, I believe these rare connections exist to help us all see and feel our human capacity to love and be loved.
Believe in Yourself – ❤ Emily
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