I'm Glad That I Met Him

I'm Glad That I Met Him

He changed my life, but it took me years to realize how much he meant to me.
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Do ever wonder why you meet someone? You may or may not thinking about this question because we meet so many people every day. Of course, we are on the same page. If we are getting something for free, without effort, or even accidentally, we take it for granted. When I met this person for the first time, I did not realize who he was. Do I know him? I have tons of questions in my mind. I was not able to answer these questions because I took it for granted (or, I should say I did not pay enough attention to it).

He was a guy from a different side of the world, who has a passion for music. He had that all but was never given an opportunity till I met him. I saw a passion, a desire, and a determination to prove something. You may have heard that “every great dream begins with a dreamer,” and he was the dreamer. He had a dream. Freedom incorporates the open door for thriving and achievement, accomplished through diligent work.

He didn't just have a passion for music. He found himself because of music. He loved music since he was a kid but never realized that it was something so real to him, something that was missing in his known world. His education was a priority and thus he was not able to explore something else. He was amazed by his own passion for learning music and often shared his happiness with me. He wanted to make others feel happy through his music.

And he did. I have seen a different him every day since I met him.

Moreover, I have never seen someone with that much of energy, that much drive to perform an unapproachable task. When I asked him, "What is your purpose? What do you want to prove? To whom?" He had no such answer. He chose to follow his dream, what he always wanted to do without even being concerned about what others would say about him. He was not doing something wrong. I evermore saw him as a quiet person with a great smile on his face. He always had something nice to say to me, and even he amazed with his optimistic perspective about life.

He and I often had hours of conversations about life, space, and physics. On top of that, he always astonished me with his creative approach to composing music. When I was not sure about applying for the state classical concert audition, he was the one who convinced me to do it. I want to tell you that today, I still feel proud of myself for making that decision. It was a life-changing decision.

I still remember him saying, "You may feel disappointed, lonely, sad, or unwanted because you might not have achieved your goal or your dream. Your journey may seem infinite, but you will get there someday!" I refused to accept his absurd and evasive argument because it only sounds better when you hear it in the motivational speech. He noticed my apathetic response. Later, he replied with an assertive tone that “every sound has an echo.” Every effort you make to do something adds up. "You may or may not realize now," he continued.

As expected, it was hard to believe, but I understood what he was trying to say. If you want to be heard, you have to shout (in a positive way) without fear. I knew him for more than seventeen years, when I finally realized how important he was and he is in my life. Now, I wonder where would I have been if I would not meet him. I probably would have lost somewhere in the middle of forest field with a bunch of why, how, what, and who with an extensive path in every direction where I would have standing. He was my shadow! He was my echo! It was me, myself! He was the 'one person I am glad I met.'

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8 Reasons Why My Dad Is the Most Important Man In My Life

Forever my number one guy.
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Growing up, there's been one consistent man I can always count on, my father. In any aspect of my life, my dad has always been there, showing me unconditional love and respect every day. No matter what, I know that my dad will always be the most important man in my life for many reasons.

1. He has always been there.

Literally. From the day I was born until today, I have never not been able to count on my dad to be there for me, uplift me and be the best dad he can be.

2. He learned to adapt and suffer through girly trends to make me happy.

I'm sure when my dad was younger and pictured his future, he didn't think about the Barbie pretend pageants, dressing up as a princess, perfecting my pigtails and enduring other countless girly events. My dad never turned me down when I wanted to play a game, no matter what and was always willing to help me pick out cute outfits and do my hair before preschool.

3. He sends the cutest texts.

Random text messages since I have gotten my own cell phone have always come my way from my dad. Those randoms "I love you so much" and "I am so proud of you" never fail to make me smile, and I can always count on my dad for an adorable text message when I'm feeling down.

4. He taught me how to be brave.

When I needed to learn how to swim, he threw me in the pool. When I needed to learn how to ride a bike, he went alongside me and made sure I didn't fall too badly. When I needed to learn how to drive, he was there next to me, making sure I didn't crash.

5. He encourages me to best the best I can be.

My dad sees the best in me, no matter how much I fail. He's always there to support me and turn my failures into successes. He can sit on the phone with me for hours, talking future career stuff and listening to me lay out my future plans and goals. He wants the absolute best for me, and no is never an option, he is always willing to do whatever it takes to get me where I need to be.

6. He gets sentimental way too often, but it's cute.

Whether you're sitting down at the kitchen table, reminiscing about your childhood, or that one song comes on that your dad insists you will dance to together on your wedding day, your dad's emotions often come out in the cutest possible way, forever reminding you how loved you are.


7. He supports you, emotionally and financially.

Need to vent about a guy in your life that isn't treating you well? My dad is there. Need some extra cash to help fund spring break? He's there for that, too.

8. He shows me how I should be treated.

Yes, my dad treats me like a princess, and I don't expect every guy I meet to wait on me hand and foot, but I do expect respect, and that's exactly what my dad showed I deserve. From the way he loves, admires, and respects me, he shows me that there are guys out there who will one day come along and treat me like that. My dad always advises me to not put up with less than I deserve and assures me that the right guy will come along one day.

For these reasons and more, my dad will forever be my No. 1 man. I love you!

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An Open Letter To The Friend Who Continues To Save My Life

No one knows me like you do.

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From the day we became friends, we have always had nothing but support for one another. Although we have only really been friends for about seven years now, I feel as if you have always been a part of my life. You know me just as well as you know yourself, and I understand you in the same way I understand my own thoughts and feelings.

You have never made me feel pressured, insecure, or unappreciated. The mutual respect we have for one another is unmatched. We can talk to each other about anything; from some of the most trivial topics to entire life philosophies. We have grown and matured together, and I couldn't be more proud of the person you are today.

We don't always agree on everything, and I always appreciate your fresh point of view, but I have never felt more in sync with another person than I do with you. We share the same birth month, the same age, the same home town, the same anxieties, and many of the same attitudes and values.

I feel as if you know exactly when I want to be alone and when I need company. Since we are both introverted, we understand that the other person needs time to recharge. And when I'm sitting alone with nothing to do, I always get a text from you asking to hang out.

In some of my loneliest, most vulnerable moments, you have been there. When I question how many true friends I really have, you are always sure to make your love for me known.

Through high school, and now college, we have experienced so many life-changing events together. Some that have taught us extremely valuable lessons, and others that have shown us incredible pain and how to grow from our lowest moments.

I want to thank you for showing me what life-long friendship looks like. Thank you for always understanding me and never putting too much pressure on me. I see an incredible future for both of us no matter where each of our lives takes us.

We will always share a unique connection that cannot be separated by any distance. But, for now, I'm glad you're only one text or phone call away.

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