'The true Soldier fights not because he hates what is in front of him, but because He loves what is behind him.' -G. K. Chesterton

04 September 2013

Opportunities To Make A Difference Are Where You Find Them

I know many consider sports nothing more than a distraction from the important stuff of the day. For the most part I agree. We tend to put way too much emphasis on what a bunch of adults playing kid games do. But. There are chances to influence others everywhere provided we see and act when given the opportunity. The venue matters not at all nor does the age of those involved unless it's to give us hope for the coming generations.

I know that I miss way too many. We all do but it's important that we recognize these oh so fleeting and precious moments for what they are whenever we can. There are nothing less than the chance to prove that we are more than simple fearful and reactionary beasts responding only to the stimulus of the world. Existing within ourselves to the exclusion of all else. Nihilistic and narcissistic. Vain and superficial. We are so much more. We are human, molded in the likeness of the Creator. Men and women charged with ensuring that beauty and love and charity and basic kindness never perish from this world.

Those opportunities are out there, right now. Chances to make a real difference in someone's life no matter how small. Sometimes the littlest gesture has repercussions all out of proportion to the kindness extended.

We miss them at our cost. We ignore them at the peril of our very souls.



Brigid said...

So very well said. Too much is wasted as we pause to think "but how would it make me look?"

Old NFO said...

Well said, and you're right it IS the little things...

Six said...

Thanks Brigid. You are absolutely right.

I couldn't agree more NFO. Added up the little things become civilization.

Lee from La said...

I'm at work and can't watch the video. Can't do it on night shift, but on day shift it was always fun to pay for lunch and every now and then pay for the person behind you. It's funny, most people didn't know how to accept it. Good article.

Blue said...

Good job! Good video.

You are oh so right... It's the little things we do that make a difference, if we are just aware and willing. :)

Thanks for sharing.

Monkeywrangler said...

Great clip of a kind and thoughtful young man! Thanks for posting it, Six!

Brighid said...

When the grand kids show Basic Kindness to others, you feel an indescribable warmth in the heart.

Six said...

Thanks Lee. You're right. We have gotten tot he point where simple kindness and grace is so unexpected most don't know how to respond. Shame.

I couldn't agree more Blue. Thanks.

I'd adopt that boy in a second MW!! Thanks.

Oh so right you are Brighid. It just feels good to see! Thanks.