Have you ever taken a moment to think about your life? To think about your experiences, successes, failures, dreams, friendships, family, the culture around you and more? Or is that just me?
“You’ll need coffee shops and sunsets and road trips. Airplanes and passports and new songs and old songs, but people more than anything else. You will need other people and you will need to be that other person to someone else, a living, breathing screaming invitation to believe better things.” – Jamie Tworkowski
The quote, so eloquently penned by TWLOHA founder Jamie, is beautiful reminder of our purpose for a number of reasons: it evokes a personal discussion on what it means to be in community and to truly live. Or to go one step further, on how we personally allow others to truly live and that people matter.
As human beings we have all been given many different functions, yet the one that is quite possibly the most important or influential is, when people engage with you, what are you inviting them to?
Because that’s who and what we are; a living invitation.
We invite through our actions, words, and by simply being. When we truthfully be who we are, the best version of ourselves, people can’t help but have something on the inside awakened to desire the better.
In a world full of many lonely people who often look down at their feet, the only way they will know a better way is if they are shown and introduced to it by a welcoming hand, smile, question or any other form of engagement. It needs to encourage and be a beacon of light and life. It needs to be welcoming and embracive, paired with community and genuine conversations.What we do is only as important as who we’re doing it with. And people can’t flourish if they’re not connected to others.
More than adventure, experiences and success, it is and will always be people who truly matter in the end. We are all an invitation to someone, somewhere and something. The only question we need to ask ourselves is: “what is that invitation I’m offering?”
It’s time to get purposeful in being “a living, breathing, screaming invitation to believe better things.”