Don't miss the good stuff!
"When a finger points to the moon, the imbecile looks at the finger."Chinese Proverb
If you're bored, you're not trying very hard.
You are surrounded by people with fascinating lives. Do you see them? Really see them?
You have never met anyone who doesn't have a unique story, trait, or need just waiting to be uncovered.
There's the barista who works part-time to pay for her husband's medications. Or the watch-repair guy who craves conversation.And then there's the young mom still battling her eating disorder.
There are stories of love and loss, fear and courage, destruction and redemption. Each tale makes up the fabric of someone's life and is often rooted in hurt and pain.
If you're not careful, the pain is easy to miss. If you're too busy, it's easy to look past people.
As you start your week, pay attention to those whose smile seems a little thin or whose anger is over-reaching. Don't be satisfied to connect - communicate. Don't try to "fix" them, but do your best to show up and pay attention.
In doing so, you'll discover the the good stuff --