A Shining, Bright Personality

Today I’m gonna write about another one of those beautiful people who was thrown into my life this summer, all the way from the United States.  This is one particular individual who I have definitely stayed connected with, but that was not going to be hard, because of how warm, funny and approachable he is.

I spoke to him relatively early in the day that I met him, and he was one of the people who greatly encouraged me to return the next day to spend more time with them.  Considering that I was initially reluctant to return the next day, I am really glad that I did, because spending time with him and the others was great.  In the end, one and a half days was just now enough time for us to spend together.

Now I mentioned earlier that this guy is funny, but he actually is hilarious.  He always found some way to make me laugh and his bright personality never fails to make me smile.  I love people who bring light to my life and he happens to be one of them.  I remember him running around, happily speaking to anyone in his path.  I will also never forget when he said to me, “Can I ask you a question?  Who are you?”, during one of my little dancing outbursts – I thought it was so funny.

After learning that I call myself ‘Shanqy’, I also gave him the honour of calling me ‘Shanq’, which as you know, is quite an exclusive nickname.  Of course, this makes him special and ‘Shanq’ is what he always refers to me as now.  I just love the way he says it with such enthusiasm.

It was fun, as we ran down the steps to a stunning riverside location, which he was so intrigued to see.  It actually turned out to be even more stunning once we got down there, which created a special moment that someone managed to capture on camera.  It was also a classic moment when I went over to hug him for support, after being dragged across the road by a random man trying to help us get to our next location.

Speaking to him is always a joy and observing him on his spiritual walk is a beautiful thing – I know that he is going to make a great difference in so many people’s lives.  The light that he shines is amazing and feel so blessed to have had the opportunity to meet him.  I have faith that we will get to spend more time together in the future, because I really do love him a lot.

Instantly Clicked

It’s nice when you meet someone and you instantly click, which as you know, does not happen very often for me.  I have a lot of wonderful friends in my life, but I have not clicked with all of them outright, like I did with this particular individual.

This is someone that I have been friends with for just over a year, but he already has a special place in my heart.  I have said before that once you are in my heart, you are there forever.

To be honest, it is so easy to strike up a friendship with this person, because he is kind, approachable and friendly.  I remember how easy it was to talk to him when we first met, and we interacted like we had been friends with each other for a while.

He makes me laugh with his clumsiness and quirky ways, and we are able to talk about basketball, which always makes me happy.  He actually knew about Brittney Griner, while quite a few so-called basketball fans have no idea about who she is.

Did I also mention that my friend has truly beautiful hair?  I just thought I’d mention it, because I love beautiful hair and it is actually his hair that first made me notice him – we were introduced my a mutual friend.

I was so proud of my friend when I saw that he had got baptised, but I just wish that I could have been there.  Like so many of my other friends, I don’t see him very often, but hopefully I’ll get to see him a little more once he finishes uni.  I really have got a lot of love for him.