Post-Christmas Resolution, Day 48 – The Power of Observation

Today’s giving: Engineering for the 4th graders again. Every one of them got their cars moving, and every one of them was engaged as the excitement built!

raccoon with one eye glowingThis morning, a woman pulled over to let me pass on a narrow part of the road. Seeing she had a headlight out, I rolled down the window and told her.

It was just a simple courtesy, but important.

We notice a burnt-out headlight when we’re playing paddidle, but do we think of it as a problem we can help fix?

We see trash alongside the road and shake our heads, but do we think of it as a problem we can help fix?

We complain about our schools not teaching our kids enough, but do we think of it as a problem we can help fix?

We moan about our government spending our money unwisely, but do we think of it as a problem we can help fix?

If you can’t recognize that a problem exists; If you fail to see that aid is needed; If you can’t visualize a better way; then you won’t believe that you can solve it and you won’t even try.

Observation is critical to giving your time.

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About Eric Winger

Our perception of time is key to how we use our time. The most fundamental way to change that perception is to give our time. This opens us up to new opportunities and ideas from which we can build to really make a difference. ... Yes, we *do* have time to make a difference!
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