It was just the other day that I was biking down the bike lane as fast as I could go… In my path ahead, though, was some bulky item, seen as a silhouette before the rising morning sun. As I got closer – fast – I realized it was someone pushing a way loaded shopping cart in the bike lane.
When the shooting in Las Vegas started, taking Ten Seconds To Consider was not an option. 1st responders, Heros, Loved Ones, Performers, Security, Music Lovers of all races, genders, ages, and yes, political persuasions – all were robbed of any opportunity to deliberate; to plan; to act out of choice. They could simply react. Or paralyzed by fear and shock, do nothing. Or fall dead or injured.
But yet, there were many individuals who, by Grace and election, possessed the wherewithal to move – to get to their feet and move in the direction of victims and away from possible safety…
Raise your hand if you’ve recently left your shopping cart in front of, or next to your car – or just anywhere, instead of returning it to the Cart Corral. Maybe none of us reading this has ever done this. Or maybe just once?
Coming Soon! We’re calling all Conscious Acts of Consideration! We want to hear from you – your encounters and experiences when you’ve actually interrupted your routine to consciously consider someone or something in a way that benefitted that person or project.
Coming Soon! An article about Getting Our Heads Out of Our Devices. We’ll take a look at Steve Jobs’ original vision for smartphones in general and the Apple iPhone in particular. Guaranteed to give you license for taking a break from the preeminent Debilitating Distraction of our time!