Simple is elusive.
Focus is elusive.
Determination is elusive.
Humility is elusive.
Unless your life purpose is clear.
Reading yesterday’s post had me question my humility. You read it and you saw “I did”.
The thing you should understand (in case you don’t) is that there are many people who can tell you what should be done and why, but they themselves can not – not nearly to the extent they preach.
It seemed to me, there was an opportunity for a common man (perhaps a Father) to step up and try it differently.
“Give what you have. To someone, it may be better than you dare to think.” — Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
This Longfellow quote came to me in a most unusual way. A piece of mail from Senior’s First, a Central Florida charity to help seniors who can not help themselves.
But what is so powerful is recently, I was talking to someone about what happened on Christmas day, while we where doing our 11th annual Christmas day tradition – delivering Food for Families.
The month before doing the same thing on Thanksgiving day, we had a van full of food, and got lost, spending several hours making deliveries.
But on Christmas morning, as we pulled away from Ocoee High School, Cheryl said all the deliveries were on the same street. We found the street in about 15 minutes, delivered the food and were done.
Cheryl asked if we should go back and do more.
And I said, “No. We shouldn’t let the amount of time determine the value of our efforts. We should feel good about what we did to help.”
And so it goes, the constant battle to listen to society’s stereotypes and what’s in our hearts.
Why not what?
The only difference between can and can not is three letters.
Plus the courage, and will, to control our attitude.
Carpe diem, jeff noel 🙂