I just watched the ending of The Office and I loved the way Pam ended it by saying, “When I heard you were doing a documentary about us, I was surprised, but now that I look back, this was the perfect place because you found the beauty in the ordinary. That’s kinda the point, right?”
When we don’t take time to look back we might think that we are just living our lives on repeat, but we’re not. The interactions might be with the same people. The interactions might take place in the same space, but there’s something unique about each of those interactions that makes each person involved change just a little bit.
It’s a powerful weight to carry to know my words and my attitude towards you can change you even if ever so slightly every time we interact. Then again, maybe that’s just the reminder we all need before another week gets started.