We're so H.O.T. 🔥
H(umble) O(pen) T(ransparent)
Before I met Brit, so this time last year, I was most definitely none of these things. I could come up with a pretty inappropriate acronym for C.O.LD., but I won't. I spent years building walls, setting ridiculous boundaries, while wearing a cloak to protect me from everything and everyone. Fear and anxieties plagued me and I hardly recognized it. A few days after Christmas, I read a HOT blog post written by Brit, who I never actually spoke to before. She likely threw me some smiles in the gym that I more than likely ignored or was fearful to share back. However that afternoon, I read her words and I cried. At the time, I was NOT a crier (my how things have changed 😂😪) but her story was so close to my own that her transparency made me recognize my own struggle. I saw her in the gym soon after and decided to humble myself, let go of my social anxiety and tap her on the shoulder. She turned around and hugged me. (I was also not a hugger.) She saw me. She saw through the walls, ignored my cloak and saw ME.
I have never failed to believe that people come into our lives for a purpose, but this is a true testament to having faith and putting your trust in Him. Believe me when I say every person you meet is placed in your life for a reason. And believe me when I say they are not all meant to stay. You will know the difference, and He will show you.
I pray you all have a Brit or soon meet one to walk with through life. Also, @brit_ditzig, I love you much. 🤗❤️