I keep what I call “line-age” charts in my head. In a way, they’re a form of “lineage,” but not exactly in the ancestry or origin-sense of the word. 

My line-age chart includes all the people that unexpectedly appeared in my life who changed the “line” I was on at that “age” in unanticipated ways and always for the better.

The changes these others bring to us might seem insignificant in the moment, only to have the impact reveal years later; they can be life-changing; and can also be miraculous.  

Today is a good day to recall the people in your personal line-age chart. Think about those who entered your life, and helped you in ways that upon reflection carried significant impact for you. Call them if you can. Send a note. Drop a social media line and tell them that you remember when they did whatever…and you’re thankful they did. Do this regularly and randomly.  Watch how your heart expands. I promise it will and you’ll be expanding the hearts of others. Why? Because often people change our lives while they are simply in the due-course of living their own: They don’t necessarily realize that their gesture had such impact on another. Tell them! 

Note: This is me with Ginni Conquest, my agent at Wilhelmina New York (I think SHE looks like the model! And she’s also a writer of romance novels that she pens during her commute!) @gindoll1 aka @authorginniconquest altered events in my life when she signed me as a silver hair model when I was 57 years old! Since then I’ve done over 40 national brand commercials and advertisements —and met all the people behind-the-scenes that really make the magic happen. These people in turn have added to my line-age, as I hope I’ve added to theirs. While much of my life has stayed the same through the unexpected twists and turns—and that’s a good thing–so much has changed in wonderful ways. In fact, I could say it became the seed for starting #SilverDisobedience which allowed me to meet all of you! 

Silver Disobedience® philosophy believes all healthy relationships begin with self-awareness. I’m @DianGriesel aka @SilverDisobedience ✨ I am a Perception Analyst and I wrote The Silver Disobedience Playbook. Here, I share my Daily Meditations for other Ageless, Passionate & Curious People.  More info in my bio, my websites and at Wilhelmina New York.