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WHAT SERVICES DID AN ANONYMOUS STRANGER PROVIDE YOU TODAY?
Awareness; this pass weekend I met with an awesome Coach. He WAS a stranger however now he is one of the Accountability Coaches for a Non Profit Organization. [ I am honestly sharing my story NOT marketing however if I am required to take this down I will edit this portion on my response 🙂 ].
Most of the time when I speak I do not plan what I am going to say. Sure there are main points I want to discuss however I let the conversation take off because (my being may not be aware of the messages The Creator wants me to give). I love meeting new people because they are curious and are usually interested in your story. Meeting new people and having discussions is one of my favorite things to do. I can feel our Creator using me as a tool to provide breakthroughs to self discovery for OTHERS and MYSELF.
We do not comprehend the impact TALKING/CONVERSING has on us. It is a form of expression, DO NOT HOLD YOUR THOUGHTS OR VOICE. Our Creator gave us the parts we have SO WE CAN USE IT FOR THE BETTER AND FOR OUR COMMUNITY.
Back to how this fellow Coach, he asked what is my intention what is my goal and I was able to express myself while experiencing someone reacting to my goal and purpose in life; THAT SHOWED ME I HAVE A GIFT, I provide courage and empowerment for a person to BE THEMSELVES. I do not like talk about myself HOWEVER I WILL KEEP TALKING IF YOU ASK ME MY PURPOSE or job.
Since I’m not face to face with anonymous strangers at the moment I have to go with the countless thousands who help supply me with basic services such as water electricity etc. I’ll make a special mention to those who keep the public spaces looking so well: I really appreciate that in the current pandemic.
The caffee staff member at the cafe gave me three slices instead of two and that out a hige smile on my face and my stomach 🙂
A smile and a wave- makes my day every time!
Not yet, but the pink, blue, gold sunrise to a marvelous coffee served me well…
Without the kind of aide and infrastructure the US government provides, I wouldn’t be able to have the blessings I regularly experience like clean food and water; a running car; and other everyday blessings we often take for granted. There are always people working behind the scenes to provide our blessings to us.
We are back into a hard lockdown, so right now I am very grateful for the skills, knowledge and Saibu e no chūi of the person who made my mask.
My first thought, I’m ashamed to say, was no one did anything! Then I read all the comments below and that completely altered my mindset. Thank you everyone! As you say, just about everything in my life needed that anonymous stranger…..too many to list but all now recognised and valued in my mind, I shall be more aware tomorrow and celebrate them all as I go! I learn so much from this website – thank you, all you anonymous strangers out there who are all making a difference to me with your questions, comments and thoughts!
Likewise, sb! I’m glad you are here with us.
Someone from Facebook brought me here.
FARMERS comes to mind! Thank you, farmers, distributers, for my coffee and milk and all the other foods I will enjoy today.THE COVID VACCINE TEAM – Yesterday I got my first of two jags and when I got home I got quite emotional thinking about all the people who had to be involved in order to make that happen. There was the pharmacist that administered the shot. There was the President of the United States, congress and the senate, all the bureaucrats and financial workers. There were the programmers who made it possible for me to sign up online, and who programmed to keep track of everything. There was everyone in manufacturing and shipping just doing their jobs and making sure all the parts got to the right locations. There were the researchers, lab techs, refrigerator manufacturers, factory workers, even the janitors, and i have probably left people out. I thanked the pharmacist. He replied, “No, the honor is mine.”
Too many to count actually! But this question helps me come back to gratitude rather than spinning out of control about what I’m lacking. Thank you !
Too many to mention….hush my mouth for everything I already was ungrateful for this morning.
My thoughts and gratitude go to the long deceased grandmother who wove the wool fibers into a blanket I slept beneath last night. Faded coffee brown with a gorgeous Southwestern pattern of black and white, I bought it years ago at a hospice thrift store managed by volunteers. It’s very old, has a hole worn into it on one side and smelled like a dog’s bed at the time (and probably was).
The volunteer who processed my “donation” remarked that blankets such as these were produced by what amounts to slave labor and that she could never own such a thing. By that same logic, perhaps we should rip up the nations railway system and close and dynamite all of the oldest universities, and most federal buildings (including the White House) which were built with slave labor. Why not nuke the Giza pyramids while we’re at it.
Anyway, Grandmother, your beautiful blanket kept me warm and dry last night as it has for many nights nestled into the rocks and under the stars, and long after the hands that worked the loom are dust. I appreciate you!
I appreciate her, too, Javier. What a wonderful sharing! What a wonderful rescue.
Coffee growers and processors; appliance manufacturers and shippers, sellers and delivery people; electricity, water and sewer providers; gas and gasoline providers; internet and computer workers of all kinds; phone services; the days are full of people making sure I live a life of comfort and ease. I pray they are making a decent living from the services they provide – I will work; shop and vote to see that they do.
Indeed humbling and encouraging to consider just how many anonymous strangers from past, present, and future lift me up daily. Thank you to you collective many and I will strive to do my part.
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