A thought as you endeavor to exact some change in the tepid society we are entrusted to improve.
A word from Edmund Burke: “Nobody made a greater mistake than he who did nothing because he could do only a little.”
I beseech you as you venture forth in your new week. See it as a new week, clean slate. Make a point to view every interaction as a new interaction. Even the people you see every morning en route to work, the guy you buy your coffee from, your coworkers, see them in a new light. Take notice of people you wouldn’t normally and greet them, make eye contact with them, connect with them – even for a moment. Everyone is going through something. The details will likely never be divulged to us, regardless, let them know they aren’t alone. Despite, feeling adrift, exorcised or abandoned, let them know they aren’t alone. Even the briefest smile, nod, bit of warm, eye-contact or a friendly ‘hello’ can make the difference.
I have spoken before about our lives being a woven tapestry of moments and how we are often woven into each other’s moments. Give a think to Burke’s admonishment today and regardless of how you perceive your ability to do something – if given the opportunity to so something – Do it.
Today is your day, gentlemen. God willing, you will receive tomorrow. Take heart that tomorrow may come, but do not allow the possibility of another day lull you into a complacency that allows you to miss opportunities to enact change.