“You Have a Way with People.”

Drinking butterbeer

Here I am enjoying my first butterbeer.

My roommate said this amazing phrase the other day: “You have a way with people.”

“Yeah, a way of making them annoyed,” I wanted to quip. However, the negative remarks just stayed in my head as I smiled in thanks.

Her response had to do with a story I had told her about my day. Earlier that afternoon, I went to Harry Potter World at Universal Studios for the first time. Stepping into Diagon Alley and Hogsmeade was truly a magical experience.

While there, my friends and I found the train conductor. After talking for a few minutes, he realized that this was my first visit.

“Have you tried butterbeer yet?” He questioned. When I shook my head, he escorted me to a stand and had the girl pour me a butterbeer.

“It’s on me,” He said, offering his arm. I could not stop smiling the whole time. Plus, it was the most delicious drink in the whole world.

Little moments like this have filled my life, I suppose. Maybe I notice them more than others or appreciate them more greatly. Or perhaps my roommate is right; maybe they do happen to me more frequently because I have a way with people.

Funny thing is that I feel so lost around people. Even now when I see thousands of people each day, I feel scared and shaken inside during social interactions. People do not realize how frightened I am.

Yet, others still love and reach out to me in special ways. I do not know why, but being cared for like this is such a blessing. I never thought that I would get to this point in my life. Aspergers, social anxiety, and isolation taught me that I was an outsider who was unlovable. Finally I am learning that this might not be true.

 

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2 thoughts on ““You Have a Way with People.”

  1. MEM says:

    Big smile. Yes, you are loved, Miss Rose with Thorns.

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