People aren't ignoring you. They are busy with their lives. And the way to stop feeling ignored is to get busy with yours. - Robert Brault
Do you feel ignored or unnoticed, like perhaps you're made of cardboard?
Life is busy and many of us go about our day in our own little world of work, family and necessary errands, stopping only when the day is done, the kids are asleep and garbage has been pushed to the curb. Rise and repeat the cycle until everything blurs.
Sometimes we are oblivious to those around us who may be longing for a bit of human interaction, or just to make a connection and hear "hello, how are you"?
The author suggests to those folks feeling left out or ignored to just get busy with your own life, and you will no longer feel ignored. That is true in part, but then we risk becoming like everyone else who is too busy to pay attention to others.
How about the next time you think "I'm too busy" or "I don't have time right now," just change directions and say "Hey, do you have plans tonight?" or "Let's grab a bite and catch up."
I've had this sitting in my draft folder for maybe a couple years or so. I pulled it out and tweaked it a bit. I think it is still just as relevant today. Maybe more so!
What are your thoughts?
Hi Linda - yes we need to get on with our own lives, but being humans and generally encouraging beings while we're living our own lives lets be compassionate to others ... we don't need to worry about negative things. Love the colours of the blog ... good to see you around again - cheers HilaryReplyDelete
Thanks Hilary. The colors feel fresh and soothing.ReplyDelete