Sometimes in life, you meet people with whom you just know you’re going to walk a long, beautiful path. In those moments it feels like, not divine intervention, but divine…collection—like we’ve all collected to the same place to touch each other’s lives.
I had one of those moments this morning as I was having breakfast with some producers I am working with, over pancakes at Cracker Barrel. This is the second time I’ve realized a blessing in the moment as I was experiencing it, whilst in a Cracker Barrel. God bless pancakes!
In all seriousness though, from our many conversations over the phone and email, I knew that this group of people was a people I wanted to know. They’re storytellers, they’re compassionate and passionate humanitarians, and kindred spirits no doubt.
We gathered to discuss work, but work immediately became the beginning of a personal journey with like-minded friends. As we were getting to know each other, we found that we have crossed paths several times and that our passions are very likely to collide and explode into a most magnificent starburst.
The entertainment industry has a tendency to turn many daring participants into jaded souls—business is business, you hustle to get what you want, and you want to hustle to your next stop. You brush hands with strangers and you build up an armor of distrust. I have been extremely blessed to meet several people along the way, who have become dear friends, and who remind me that there’s a greater reason we’re here. Sometimes in this industry, you start to feel like you’re being sucked into this cold money fueled blender of greed and superficiality. Then, an angel comes along to show us that there are some of us that still care about the storytelling and the human connection.
This industry is all about crossing paths and building journeys—your own, as well as with others—much like the beauty that is life. I truly believe everything happens for a reason, and everyone comes into our lives for a reason. Sometimes I imagine God is up there in the clouds with a brush in his hand, painting his canvas, but that he also hands us our own brush to help fill out the details. What we do with what He places in our paths is up to us, but there’s always a reason. Do we see a dandelion or a weed? Do we make a wish on it, do we step on it, or do we ignore it?
When God places good people in my life, I feel like I’ve just discovered a long lost brother or sister, and it’s a reassuring feeling that fills my heart with hope, faith, love, and much joy.
BIG LOVE & HUGS