Are you in touch with what is going on around you? I think mangy people will swiftly answer this question without truly reflecting on it first. I mean of course you know what is going on, you have an appointment to get to, a schedule to keep, you have things to do and people to see. But are you in touch? Are you touching others?
Over the past two days I met two strangers that shared deeply personal stories with me. I can’t truly say why except that it may have been because they somehow knew I would listen. And that is exactly what I did. I cannot say for sure how or if the brief exchanges impacted them, but it had an impact on me. It made me remember that our connection to others matters. It helped me to remember that we have the ability to influence others. I want to use that ability for good, to touch lives. How about you?