Solace

SolaceWell, I had one of my rare but infamous days where my thought patterns were either on over-load or being terribly acid in thought as well as a few strong remarks. While in attendance at several meetings, I was noticing several of the attendants paying far too much attention to their smart phones. I suppose I am from the dinosaur age where my phone isn’t so smart and still has a button where it can be silenced. Those addicted to their phones don’t even have a clue how much they’ve become slaves to them. Different sounds for different messages as well as different rings for those who are calling. That is far too much multi-tasking for me as well as likely distractive not only to myself but those around me. I looked around at the crowd and noticed how so many men have such small digits for fingers. I think God must have known we were approaching the age of everything being small and started creating small fingers. I was a bit embarrassed in visually comparing my fingers to many of those around me and came to the conclusion that my hands were likely a copy from when the first wheel was created. Oh well, I just have to make sure I can still purchase keyboards large enough so I won’t be hitting two keys at the same time with one finger.

I couldn’t help but make a few comments during as well as after the meeting. I caused a young gentleman to smile and likely internally agree when I said, “I’ve come to the conclusion that much of the world around us is filled with either narcissistic or apathetic people. I do grow quite tired of people speaking about themselves and their accomplishments where it approaches the point of causing one to wonder how the world managed without them before they came down the chute. I as well find others to be quite tedious when listening to nearly everything coming out of their mouths being negative and pointless.

I’m sure you’ve known people who don’t make their beds every morning and when asked why, their response is something like, “Why should I? It’ll just get messed up again anyway.” Listening to the wide spectrum of people who continue to puff themselves up like peacocks while others are asking why bother with anything that would help to benefit themselves as well as the world around them is indeed at times a challenge.

In a heartfelt conversation with a customer this afternoon, we touched on the idea of the world being all about “me”. I challenge those thoughts because it can’t possibly be all about “me” if we don’t have “we”. If everyone, and I mean everyone would turn inward and take a full blown self-assessment, they would find for sure one if not more abilities of which they know without resign they excel and believe it to their fullest. With that understanding comes a real sense of self-worth and a willingness to start building on it. I’m confident my customer will be considering my words and be turning inward sometime soon simply because he’d likely never been posed with such a challenge.

When the sun goes down and the day is done, it gives many the comfort of knowing that they’ve risen to the challenge they’ve created; they’ve done their best for the world as well as themselves. It’s good to remember that we’ve made our better than average contributions for the day, and it gives us solace.