Intense Focus or Oblivion?

I   was at the grocery store last night and had an interesting observation.

  As I was leaving the store, a mother and her two children were in front of me. In this particular store, there is an escalator to go to the ground level when you leave. In Flroida some stores are like that due to flood zones. Anyway, the family got on the escalator and the young boy was getting on as well when he stopped. I waited and noticed how intensly he was looking at his game device.  I asked him to watch his step and then he noticed he needed to get on. As we rode down, he “focused” on his game device again and I remonded him that antoher step was coming as we approached the end. After he got off the escalator his mother had to direct him as to which direction to walk as he kept his “focus” on his game and not his surroundings.

   This is how so many accidents occur with cell phones/”Smart” phones.  Are we focusing or making ourselves oblivious to our surroundings?  I have seen people get so wrapped up in what their so called “smart” phone does that they don’t even hear what is happening around them. Why? What is so amazing about these devices?  We need to focus on being out in nature and communicating with other people because our society has forgotten how to communicate with each other.

  Store signs have q codes on them instead of stating “ask your server or sales representative”.  How easy is it to find a phone number to contact a call center for help?  You either chat on-line or send an e-mail. 

  Perhaps it is time we focus on not being oblivious  to our surroundings and others in our community and focus on being better human beings.

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The Lights are out – Say Thank You

  As Christmas approaches we see a lot of lights starting to light up the neighborhood. I like seeing all these lights. The lights brighten up the normally dark streets.

  Historically, Jesus’s birth gave light to our dark world. So why not say Thank You to your neighbors for putting up their lights? All you need is a small piece of paper and write  a brief note like this:

     “Dear Neighbor,

         Thank you for brightening up our neighborhood with your lights. Please feel free to stop by my house at 123 American Dr. during this holiday season.

  Or you can invite them to your religious holiday service in your area.  Many people are open to attending a holiday service this time of year. IF you see the people outside, say hello, take a moment to talk and get to know your neighbors.

  This time of year we can offer each other a smile, a good word, a Thank You or even some light in their life. Why not share so our world becomes brighter.

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