Tuesday, November 8, 2011

The World is Small...Be Kind!

I was reminded recently that the world is small and it's important to be kind!
This realization came through when i received an email from one of my readers
who knew me from grade 8!
Grade 8...that was like a million years ago.
Through several emails we came to the conclusion that indeed
 we attended the same school and knew the same people. 
I didn't remember her directly however she knew me because of my grade 8 boyfriend...
aka: CareBear...he was the sweetest boy ever! 
They were neighbors and apparently CareBear always talked about me on the school bus. 
And she remembered me...
not necessarily of my interactions with her but because of her intereactions with CareBear...
he spoke well of me because we were kind to each other.
9 degress of separation is real people and the world is small...
i didn't know this girl from anywhere
but she remembered our mutual friend well enough to remember me.
Imagine if i had mean spirited to him...he would have spoke mean spirited about me.
I haven't spoken to CareBear in years but here i am meeting someone that knows him.
We never know the kind of impression we are making and how it comes back to us.
The world is small...be kind!
Everday!





Have you met someone you knew through blogland?

25 comments:

Hannah {Culture Connoisseur} said...

Wow, what a crazy story! What are the odds you would find each other on blogland? Hope you had fun catching up!

ASingleMothersJourney said...

It is a small world and yes be kind because you will leave a lasting impression on someone so make it a good one. And here's my story...while blogging I ran across the girl my ex cheated on me with. Ha ha crazy small world!

Elle Sees said...

I met a friend through myspace, who turns out, lived in the same apt complex as I!

Optimistic Mom said...

It is crazy how you can reconnect with people through online avenues. And the world is getting smaller because of social media, you can connect with so many people in so many ways.

Kirsten- The Foreign Domestic said...

Ah hah! I found it :)...with some help from you, of course. What a great reminder...the world is very small.

Heather said...

So true! I'm very careful what I say about others on my blog, since you never know who could be reading. Being nice is important for so many reasons in life!

alongdistancelovestory.com said...

Oh the world is SO small... like teeny-tiny small so you always have to be careful of your words and actions!! I love this story!

Krysten @ Why Girls Are Weird said...

The world is so small! My old best friend from elementary school found me on Facebook and it was SO fun to catch up!

lowercase letters said...

this is so amazing! we just never know who we may be influenceing by our actions or words, do we? :)
i'm your 451st follower! :) happy to be tagging along! thanks for your comments on my blog:)

Marisa A. said...

Yes I always try to be kind to people, you never know who they know. And yes! I just had drinks with a fellow Iowa blogger last friday, it was sooo much fun!

Vanisha @ Vanisha's Life In...Australia said...

Yep - always be kind. That's such a sweet story Mrs. Pancakes, and how nice that you have an opportunity to become friends with her now, even if you didn't years ago :)

Alida said...

so true...kindness is a beautiful gift to give to others and it leaves a lasting impression. Love your graphic!

Love & Tangles said...

that is really crazy. I haven't reconnected with anyone yet but its always possible right? its so important to be kind because then those are the type of people that show up in our lives in between those yucky ones, lol.

Oneika said...

Hee hee! Crazy that I figured out I knew you, eh? You surely left a lasting impression but I do also have the memory of an elephant... :-)

Mrs. Pancakes said...

lol@ Oneika..thank goodness you do..made for a fun post!

Bravoe Runway said...

I think this is absolutely true...do you want to email this post to some people in my office...

Megan said...

This is SO SO true!! We never know how someone might wind up back in our life, so we need to make a good first impression!!

Mrs. Julius said...

Love this post. Sooo true. I always try to be kind to people....life is too short to be mean. Live it and enjoy the ride. :)

is there any way i can send u my email other than post it on here? :)

Karina said...

Very, very true! The world is a very small place and you never know, who you will find!

Mimi said...

I did come across a blogger who went to college with me. I thought her face looked familiar. Through emails we did conclude that we knew each other from back then. It is indeed a small world. You never know who you are talking to.

Alicia@ Mommy Delicious said...

Amen to that! You never know who you'll run into again or who knows who or what people are going through. I always like to say "be kinder than necessary." You just never ever know.

toi said...

I really believe the world is so small :).

CeCe said...

Aww how sweet that you ran into an elementary school friend! It kinda makes me wonder about people who expose EVERYTHING on their blogs. You never know who's reading!

Jamie said...

It's a small world after all! So sweet!

Brown English Muffin said...

wow that's precious....I've never figured out how the world is sooo small!!!