My current visit to Perth has reminded me how much I love people!
On the plane to Perth I sat next to a lovely, down-to-earth man. He made the time wiz by, with interesting life stories, recommendations of places in Perth, and even his appreciation of the particularly-stunning
cloud formations we flew through! Already my trip to Perth was wonderful and I hadn't even touched down!!
My relatives met me at the airport, and it warmed my heart to see them after a year's absence.
A stranger in Fremantle overheard us and offered to walk us to the markets we had been struggling to find.
A man was collecting money for Sea Shepherd, and 15 minutes later we walked away with amazing stories of his experience on the boat.
In the markets, a man working in a fair-trade store inspired us greatly with his life story and attitude.
I was blown away by the amazing string of connections with all these different people that day - I felt fulfilled and happy as a result of these spontaneous, serendipitous encounters.
It made me realise that I am so grateful for all the amazing people: those I connect with for just 5 minutes, those I connect with for a day, and those that I connect with ongoing.
So, to the strangers on the street, friendly faces in shops, friends, and family, thank you all for being in my life!!