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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.
Someone/s keep the aboreteum clean and healthy so we can enjoy the beauty as we walked our dog this early AM. Another opened up our church this AM, so I could get into pray.
I too am grateful for those providing my home with running water, electricity & heat. I think of the postal workers here & elsewhere who’ve processed correspondence I’ll receive today. I’m now aware of those who made & maintain the walkways I’ll be on & streets to drive on, Blessings of Spring to each of you this day! 🌸
Thank you, Carla!
Like others have written, all the unknown (to me) people who picked my coffee beans and facilitated the processes that meant I have a nice cup of coffee this morning, the lights and warmth in my house, this computer to be connected out beyond my walls – what I’m wearing, the bed I slept in…. so much depends on the efforts and work of others. And may what I say and do today provide something to someone else to lift their day.
Safe water, electricity, gas, a car to get my carer to me, the phone and everything that makes that work. Everything around me that makes my life comfortable has been made by people I will never know personally, but we are all of that same Oneness working together through this life experience.
As the day started with an urgent telephone call, I was very happy to have had this service available, someone or a group of unknown fellow people constructed the phone, provided the line and the energy to make it work. I feel just this so well established technical device is of huge support for all of us. Or as for lunch today, I went to the bakery which offers a salad, a carefully prepared mix of delicious vegetables, tomatoes, asparagus, carrots, grated radishes, salad made of corn and salad made of eggs. There was a queue of people waiting for to take the opportunity to buy something for lunch. I don´t know the ones who prepare it in the back of this bakery, but I am very grateful to have the opportunity to go and just buy it, may be find some more space to relax in the sun during the break and then go on refreshed in my daily work.
There is nothing that I will wear today, eat today, read today, buy today, etc., etc., that some anonymous stranger did not facilitate in some way.
I just ordered Uber Eats – surprising my daughter and two friends with some McDonalds before I take them to the airport to go back home. Love the convenience of UberEats.
I have the softest sheets which aid in lovely slumber. Wherever you are~I thank you for the love that you put into creating these amazing masterpieces. May your slumber be as divine as mine❤️
It’s 6:30am. I slept in because I’m off today, so I’ve only hugged my husband, fed the dog and cat, and done my practice. I’m excited for what the day may bring!
It is still early here, but in a few hours a health care worker will provide my second Covid vaccination. This person will be surrounded by a sea of other health care workers, and all their support staff – making this service possible. I am more than grateful for those who provide such essential services to the rest of us.
Well for starters the electricity and Wifi to my place. The folks that maintain the water and wastewater systems, the writers of these questions and the folks who maintain the website, and the organization behind the website for even having it!
And they keep us connected to each other.
At barely 4 AM, it’s just me and our dog, Gracie, tooling around this wonderful and quiet house. But on any given day my way is made smooth by grocers, baggers, coffee shop workers and any assortment of people working with the public, none of whom I know by name, yet still, they do not feel like strangers. They are people, who make me more complete, within.
It is 9.30 hrs in the morning, and I have a whole day ahead. Maybe this is going to be an exiting day. I also hope that I can be the anonymous stranger for someone. For all of you, have a lovely day 🌹.
Thank you Christine, same to you.
And you as well, Christine.
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