Come Alive

In every room of people, there is always someone that feels awkward. Someone the feels they shouldn’t be there. Someone that feels choked.

If you are that person, look around the room. There is always someone like you. You will know them when you see them. Because you are already them. Walk up to them, smile and say, “Can you help me feel less out of place here?”
Or, say whatever you think will help you connect. You’ve got this.

If you are not that person, look around the room. There is someone that needs you more than the one you’re sharing the same tale for the umpteenth time with. There is someone that will be truly thrilled by your presence, your story, your smile. Walk up to them, smile and say, “Do you want to hear something truly amazing?”
Or, say whatever you think will help you connect. You’ve got this.

The room needs all of us to come alive. The room needs you and I to come alive.

The world needs all of us to come alive. The world needs you and I to come alive.

– Osasu Oviawe