Heart Matters—Day 17/30

Photo by Don (c)

We saw an old friend yesterday. It was only for a minute or two. I hugged him and said… “I love you“ because it was true. Even though I have only seen him probably four times in the last 10 years, I still love him. Our families were very connected years ago. He still feels like family.

People move into my heart and they take up residence. Whether I see them often or not, they live there… Mostly forever. Very few have ever been evicted.

Once someone enters my heart space, we exchange our stories like little gifts that remain on the shelves and the walls of my heart. My heart has become an endless expansive dwelling place and each person that I love has a room that’s just for them… I love knowing they’re there.

I’m often amazed at how quickly someone can move in. It usually doesn’t take long.

There have been people throughout my life that have almost instantaneously become permanent dwellers within my heart. When we met, it felt like we had known each other forever. I remember in those instances that my heart thought… “Where have you been! Why did it take you so long to get here?” But at least they’re here now, in the room that was reserved for them long before I was consciously aware of their existence!

I’m also confounded by the times when that does not happen. When people see my heart space and have no interest… Maybe my heart space appears to them like a neighborhood that they just feel is beneath them.

And that’s OK too… The neighborhood of my heart appreciates those who stay and releases, with love, those who just can’t resonate

This heart space of mine… It’s prime real estate… I hope you enter with care…

I’m glad you’re here 💜

****This post is part of the 2022 Nanopoblano November writing challenge. We commit to writing a blog post every day if it all possible and to supporting each other in our writing endeavors. All of my cheer pepper friends would appreciate your support. You can find all of their blogs HERE:

8 thoughts on “Heart Matters—Day 17/30

  1. momkelli

    Is t it amazing how there are some people that the instant you meet them you know. That’s how it was with my husband.

    I think my heart is very similar to yours. Lots of residents, and lots of vacancies for new people.

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    1. Lovely to meet another heart traveler!! My husband and I worked together for a year before we dated. But we both knew on our first date! Now it’s 34 years later and he’s still the one! If you’re interested, my November 13 Happy Birthday post is for him.
      Thanks for visiting! Please stop by again 💜💜


  2. pk.glenn1@verizon.net

    Dinah – I don’t even know you and you already occupy prime real estate within my heart.  You are so generous with sharing your thoughts and feelings.  Thank you for that! Kay 

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  3. I had that happen with one friend. When I met him, I felt like I’d known him forever. We lost touch however, and now he’s no longer in this world. I hope our time was just like a brief run in with an old friend and I’ll see him again on the other side.

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    1. It’s nice to know that you have had that feeling as well. That immediate familiarity and friendship is such a gift!
      Thanks so much for stopping by and for reading. I hope you have a wonderful week ahead.💜

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