Everyone has busy lives, full plates that seem to need a semi truck to haul it for us. What happens when we cease to do all that we can? Life can sometimes feel like a struggle as we drag ourselves
through another day. When someone asks us to think of them, or do this for that person, sometimes our first reaction is "No!" , "I have a job", "I have this to do and that to do." Our first thought is, why can't someone else do it. We react with passion, as we tell this person or that person, why we don't have the time for one thing or another.
Those little things..........like replying to someone's e-mail, or opening a door for someone as we rush through our day. It could be as simple as a smile or nod as we pass each other at the grocery store. "Smile? Are you serious? But I'm having a crappy day!" How often we think only of our desire to lighten our load as we do all we can to avoid that little thing that seems to be too much. What if those little things added up? What if life was a score card of the effort one gives to others? Would you win the game?
How connected we are to others, is directly affected by how we view our time with others. So many times we cease to give 'one of those little things', explaining to ourselves why we can't. It takes effort sometimes to do the little things, but the satisfaction one feels is always greater by doing, than it is by our frustrated attempts to explain why we can't.
Because we are all connected, we lose a part of what makes us who we are every time we stop helping someone else. Spending the time to help someone, even as you rush through your day, adds value to someone's life, adds value to your life. There are times when, no matter how hard you try, you just can't seem to fit it all into your day. But next time someone asks you to make an effort on their part, consider the time it takes to explain why you can't. Most times you will find that maybe, just maybe, it would take you less time to do what was asked of you - then explaining why you can't.
We know you are busy, we're all busy. So, do you have the time sir?