The Plot To Steal Joy: Day 5
Day 5 Unfolds:
In desiring friendship, first be a friend. In desiring a listening ear, first be a listening ear. In desiring time, first give your time. The principles of sowing and reaping is an irreversible universal law of nature and life. As surely as a farmer sows his seed in winter, he would surely reap a harvest in summer.
In any community you choose to be a part of, sow your time, energy and resources in order to reap the benefit of building meaning connections in the community. Imagine walking into a group with nothing to offer and you resent the fact that no one speaks to you or makes you feel welcomed or belonged. Now imagine walking into a group offering a smile, greeting and handshake; your effort would be rewarded with more smiles, greetings, handshakes and connections with a person or two.
There’s been a lot going on in my life of late and I had been consumed by them. Today I put those issues aside and took interest in someone else’s life and story. I learnt about their ups and downs and saw things outside of my own bubble.
When we take our eyes off ourselves and our own interests even for just a day, we’d notice your world opening up. We’d make new friends or existing friendships would go deeper. It’s hard to explain how this would come to be; it just does.
We are no lone rangers or separated islands in the web of life. We are created for meaning connections that propel us forward in life.
The score today?