When I Grow Up, I Want to Be Like Her

Photo: Jenna Kutcher

Photo: Jenna Kutcher

“My goal in life is to be one of those people who are just light. You see them and you suddenly feel so warm inside and all you want to do is hug them. And they look at you and smile with the warmest light in their eyes…and you love them. Maybe not in a romantic way but you just want to be close to them and hope some of their light transfers onto you.” - unknown

We all know these people! They walk in a room and everyone just stares at them. And not because they have a beautiful face, body, hair, or clothes. It’s because something is shining from the inside out. There’s something contagious about their energy. And we all want whatever they have. How can we get some of that?

I have a friend like this. Every time I see her I feel energized, loved, not judged, at ease, and like I’m growing just by being in her presence. She is always positive and uplifting. I always wonder how she does it. One day I will ask her. But I think it’s because she’s happy, she’s gentle with herself, she accepts herself, she loves herself, she focuses on all the good things she has in her life, she cares for people, she gives of herself, she’s confident, and she spreads love wherever she goes whether conscious or subconscious. When I grow up I want to be like her!

Meg Coogan