“Since you cannot do good to all, you are to pay special attention to those who, by the accidents of time, or place, or circumstances, are brought into closer connection with you.” – Saint Augustine
I have had the privilege of living all of the United States during my adult life. The weekends of September have been filled by spending time on the East Coast with people I met in Arizona & Minnesota. The month will be capped off by hanging out with my mom the next two days, and going on a day trip to see another friend from New Mexico.
I can be easily distracted by football on TV, Internet on my smart phone, or sending text messages to people that are miles away. One of my friends I was able to spend time with helped me remember and look around at how many people are on “their devices.” (I was one of them at times.) I love modern technology and all that comes with that, but I sometimes forget to use it as a tool.
My goal today is to make deeper connections with those I meet, and take advantage of that opprotunity.
Affirmation: I am connected to all. I take advantage of those moments to connect at a deeper level with you.
Call to Action: How are you connecting to those around you? Do you have a technique you use to make a connection with a stranger?
I have thought about this a lot lately – I tend to get distracted quite a bit by my phone or tablet. It’s amazing how technology has been able to both connect us and separate us. Great post this week!