Today’s “Midweek Inspiration” is a little different than ones in the past, but still I think is worth a watch. I don’t want to spoil the video for you so I won’t get to detailed, but what I have to say is something universal: We need to be aware of those around us.
The world has a lot of things that need to be changed. How will we know that there are conflicts happening across the globe if we aren’t actively looking to see what is happening? Unless we are aware the problems of hunger and homelessness exist in our community, will we really notice how many people are sleeping in boxes and on park benches when we walk by? If we don’t take the time to sit by that person in class or at work who never seems to say anything, how will we know that they are actually really struggling and need a listening ear? On both the global and local scale it is imperative that we are aware to help those around us.
On the flip side, we won’t see the beauty in the world around us if we aren’t aware. In my personal experience, I would never been writing this blog in the first place unless I took a new class and became aware of the beauty of other faiths, especially Islam. The moment when you stop and watch the sunset on the drive home from work or the time that you really do actually stop and smell the roses are the moments that really take one’s breath away. There is something to be said for being aware of the good things around us too.
“We don’t see what we’re not looking for.” Let’s all be looking to make the world great, and be looking for the great things in it already.