8. Connection

“Could a greater miracle take place than for us to look through each other’s eyes for an instant?” – Henry David Thoreau

Our words and actions affect the people we come in contact with every day. Yesterday, a good friend shared an experience he had. He walked into the bank for his biweekly visit to cash his paycheck. He exchanged pleasantries with the teller and she looked at him and said “It is the greatest day of my life.” My friend replied “Oh yeah why is that?” and she answered “because I choose it to be.”

Rewind two weeks with the same teller and she asks, “How is your day?” He responds with “It’s the greatest day of my life.” “Is that because you got paid today?” she quickly shot back. “No, it’s because I choose it to be.”  This initial connection was fueled by a conversation that occurred two months earlier.

My buddy was in a discussion with a group of people and as another guy approached he turned to the guy and said, “How are you?” and without a flinch the guy exclaimed “It’s the greatest day of my life.” Taken a back my friend responded “How come?” as you can probably predict his response was “Because I choose it to be, and tomorrow I get to wake up and have the greatest day of my life all over again.”

Before he left the bank the teller told my buddy she was in total awe after their initial conversation. One of the teller’s co-workers walked up and thanked my friend for always having such a positive attitude. The connections we make on a daily basis are important and significant. Do we want to be a positive force and surround our self with positivity or not?

Affirmation: I am connected to everything and everyone. I am a drop of good in this Ocean of life.

Call to Action: This week notice a new way you can connect with a family member, old friend, or bank teller. Please share with us that connection.

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6 thoughts on “8. Connection

  1. The weekly assignment keeps me focused on how to make the world a better place. In my new job I am in a position to make decisions that effect a person’s college experience. I will be ever so aware of making a positive impression that will ripple across the universe.

  2. I want to connect more with the people I encounter. When my husband is with me, I don’t want to have my phone glued to my hand. Or when I am with a group of my friends, I don’t need to be on Facebook talking about how great it is with them, I just need to live it. Also when people come into my office to talk to me I want to be able to give them my full attention and answer the emails later. I want to leave my mark on the people I love and know and I can’t do that without putting them before myself. Thanks for the challenge!

  3. The truth is that I only had to be willing to connect today and life responded with an amazing ‘yes’. I have a new friend at work and we have dabbled in spiritual and non-spiritual conversations. This morning, my new friend commented on something that I added to my Linkedin profile. The conversation started there and I was willing to share and be vulnerable. We talked more after work and I feel connected to this person on a whole new level.

    • RecognizeTheLesson,

      Thank you for the story about the connection you made with your new friend. I am sure they feel that connection and can turn around and share that experience with someone else as well.

      -Change Your Life Friday

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