Friday, January 9, 2009

What About You?

Every day we come into contact with literally hundreds of people.  Maybe even thousands.  People are everywhere...with you while you shop, running by you on a treadmill, sitting next to you at work, and neighbors out and about.  Out of all daily interactions, how many people do you talk too?  I tend to talk a lot, but I know I don't come close to talking to a quarter of the people that surround me.  Why?  There is no real answer,

People are unique...each and every one.  Some are funnier, some quieter, some bigger, and some older.  Every person is in need of something though, right?  A smaller house, a new job, a good cake recipe, an idea of a good book to read, needing knowledge of how to ski, a place to get a good cup of coffee, where to go to dinner, funding for a new business, or place to get a haircut.

Wouldn't it be interesting if we played life like a game and the game was called 'What Do You Need?'  The directions of the game would be simple.  Ask all of the people that surround you what they need...and I mean EVERYONE...especially people you don't know!  If you have something that you can give them, do.  If not, get their name and remember what they need.  The next person you meet, do the same thing.  The thing is, since we are all unique and different, we may be able to make matches for those that would never meet.  Person A may need a warehouse to rent for a certain price, and Person F may be trying to lease a space they own.  (Get the gist?)

The really exciting thing about this game is that it's about helping others.  In the end, we may help ourselves because we may find someone who is looking for our special unique "stuff".  

I believe that in us, we all have the ability to help one another all the time, yet we don't.  Not because we don't want too, but because we don't' know how.  This game is easy, because there is nothing to lose, but everything to gain.

So, what do you need?

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