A few weeks ago, I was helping a woman find a pair of jeans at work and in a very organic way, we began talking about school, careers, the new generation, business, faith, challenges….all within a matter of 15-20 minutes. I’ve never met this woman in my life, but I feel like we clicked so well. If I wasn’t on the clock, I feel like I could have easily spoken with her for the next 1-2 hours.
Why am I telling you this?
I’m telling you this because people matter. Connections matter. My favorite aspect of my job is that I get to meet with different people and have unique interactions with them every single day. This woman mentions how she appreciated the fact that people these days don’t know how to connect, everyone is glued to their cell phones. I agree with her 100% and at times I am guilty of this (ask my wife lol).
For me, one of the greatest joys is making connections with people through genuine conversations. I love talking about important things in life, not the latest celebrity scandal or what Beyonce wore at the Grammy’s. Honestly, I couldn’t care less.
Somehow, we got on the subject of the book that I’m working on (YES! A BOOK!!) and when I told her what it was about she was so excited about it. In fact, almost every stranger that I mention this book to say that they are looking forward to reading it because of the relatability and relevance of the topics among a lost generation.
There is a recognition in the collective consciousness of our society that light is very much needed. The kind of light that eliminates ignorance, hate, fear, insecurity, selfishness, greed, and all the other manifestations of darkness. Every day I walk with the consciousness that as a Christian, Jesus has made me a light giver. To know that I have something to offer the world is what keeps me going even during the difficult times and so I encourage you in closing…
Live with purpose
Live to inspire others
Live with this prevailing thought: “I am needed”