Each one of us is very busy trying to balance all our priorities, (work, family, friends, activities, goals, etc.) We scurry so quickly through each priority, each task, each responsibility and before you know it, the day comes to an end. Many times, our “end in mind” for the day is to complete the “tasks” we have on the list. However, in having this sole focus, we miss meaningful connections we can have with others in our lives.
It is a “human thing” to strive for meaning and connection in our lives. It is as important as the air we breathe. In fact, our brain contains a significant region that is solely dedicated to “social” connections. Yet, how often do each of us really “see, hear, value, appreciate, connect” with each other? I believe, it is something that too often falls by the wayside. Yet, it is important to our happiness, wellbeing, life satisfaction and even our survival.
So often we think “we don’t have time”, but there are 1,440 minutes in each day. What if we decided to take a minute or two each day to connect with someone. It can be as simple as a smile, a helping hand, a kindness. What kind of impact will that have on your psyche? What kind of impact will that have on the person with whom you connect? What kind of impact will that have on the community; the world around us?
Please watch the following video. It will only take about 5 minutes of your time and it will have a lasting impact on how you see and interact with humankind. It is entitled, “Transforming Lives Through Everyday Actions”.
If each of us, each day, asked ourselves, “What is my dollar?”, and “Who is my Larry?”, and then acted on it, the world would never be the same.