Let me first tell you a bit about Micah Sims…
I had people that I was closer to than Micah, but none capable of being such a great friend to so many different people.
Let me quickly share two of my most vivid memories of Micah, and then I’ll get to the point of this post.
Memories of Micah
1.) During his funeral, Micah’s youth minster gave the ultimate compliment. He described him as “Authentically Micah.”
Can you imagine a better way to be remembered?
In a time where so many of us are scared to be who we really are, Micah was always himself. That never changed—no matter who he encountered.
2.) Micah was capable of bringing so many different circles (cliques if you will) together. Everyone smiled and had fun with each other in his presence, and at his concerts, which, of course, included the impromptu ones sitting on a tractor tire next to a bonfire.
There’s the cool circle, the social media circle, the Young Entrepreneurial circle.
But, how many people can successfully interweave all these circles? How many people don’t need any of these circles to define who they are? And how many people can build valuable relationships with people from each circle?
Micah was friends with the jocks, the loners, the stoners, the thespians, and the nerds. In fact, when Micah was around most of these lines blurred completely.
For those of you out there in the crowd, that are a little timid, whether you’re a jock, a novice, a work at home mom, or a college student, please come forward if you want help.
I get a whole lot of e-mail, and again, I’m so grateful that people think I have something to share that could benefit their blog, their business, their life. I try to answer every single one, but if I miss yours please don’t think I have done so intentionally. Send Another.
But I also want to connect with you.
It shouldn’t matter if someone has 165,000 Twitter followers or 300. Who cares?
I think what I’m trying to say is that everyday I aspire to be a little bit more like Micah in building relationships. I think we all should, because if we do, we can change this world.
Micah changed it everyday.