Raoul’s 2 Cents
I woke up and looked at my schedule for the day. It was pretty full: a business breakfast, a phone conference for a website, a meeting with an electrician with a trip to City Hall, a meeting with a gardener to repair a leaky sprinkler system, a meeting for a Robot Rally competition for several High Schools, then a ton of things to do in the office — I needed to conceptualize a marketing plan for a new client and finish up a website for another client. Yup, it was going to be a full day. So my first stop was my business breakfast meeting.
My fellow entrepreneurs joked around and talked about everything under the sun for 2 hours. When the meeting was over, people started heading to their offices but Jesper blocked my exit and decided to strike a conversation. As he spoke, I was trying to find words to excuse myself and prepare for my series of meetings. But Jesper had a look of concern and I knew he needed to unload to someone. So I stayed and listened … and prayed.
We live in a fast paced world where our priorities blur so easily. Sometimes we miss the opportunity to don our Super Hero outfit. [Luke 10: 30-35]. This day, I almost did.
I discovered Jesper shared my faith but he had forgotten how BIG God was. For almost an hour we shared life and his eyes lit up like a light bulb. A funny thing happens when you connect with someone — the energy you help generate somehow finds a path inside you that also lifts you up from your own concerns. It makes you want to do it again.
Oh, and by the way, remember that long list of meetings? They went by very well. It was a very productive day … in more ways than one.
“Kindness is giving hope to those who think they are all alone in this world.”
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