New Year's Day - a reflection...
I feel for some reason that I should stop a minute to concider this year just gone by, make a balance of all that's come and gone. Take in, somewhat, the good and bad that has affected my life and those around me. It's not an easy task, but I'm in a bit of a reflective mood today, so I'm going to just let my mind wander.
I woke up this morning, (or this afternoon should I say!!) and logged on to my computer as always. I checked my mail, browsed those few sites I check on a daily basis and checked to see if I had voicemail on my skpye
I've started to really get into blog reading
again... I had somewhile back too, but then just sort of forgot about it.
I find it curious how us humans (or some of us) love to get so envolved in other people's lifes, of those we don't even know. We are curious creatures, always findind excitement in discovering things about people and our surroundings that either make us stand out from the rest or that equalize us to them. (Please try and follow my train of thought here... it's a rapid ride and a bit jumpy at times...).
I mean, how many times have you read something that made you think "me too..." or "oh that's the complete opposite of what I do".... I find great inspiration sometimes in using what others do as an example. Sometimes something a person has done, that I like and that makes me wish I had done, will inspire me, invigorate me... push me. I know this is something a bit redundant to say but it makes me want to achieve more and do better, when I see someone who has done something good or worthy of my notice.
From here, I stopped to think about all those people in life who, in their own small ways, have achieved something or done something far greater than many (on some minimal level of course... otherwise we'd be talking nobel prize or something...). You see... I just said far greater
... yet talked about minimal levels
. A contradicxtion I know, but I'm talking about those common thigns, that many can do, that yet only few did slighlty better, slightly more original.
How many of us in this world (out of the 6 billion wonderful individuals on this planet) actually get recognised for their qualities, for their merits get acknowledgement for their skills?
I know this is sounding so very blasé and almost obvious... the poor man's philosophy, but it strikes me that there are so many people out there are far more talented that we sometimes imagine.
I don't think talent has to neccesarily be something that is rewardable economicaly (even though we 'd ALL love that!). I'm talking about talents such as the ability to draw a picture that says far more than words, the ability to comprehend a person's needs and heal a wounded heart, the ability to tackle a problem and find a solution. But also the ability to write wittingly, intelligently and originally. Or actually have something worthy of notice, to say.
I obviously take the small incidents in my life, that are important to me, and make them the starting point of my reflection... that's a given, with anyone I guess. We all take what is important to us and make it the key, the code through which we tackle and de-code the outside world. I wouldm't care so much about unrecognised qualities if I felt, of course, that I was being rewarded for who I am and what I can give. In my case, though, I am reffering to the professional world I so long to be in and struggle so hard to be part of.
I know I have a lot to learn, surely... but already I know I can tackle many things. I can do a lot. I have had many
satisfactions so far. I can't complain. I have had the fortune of doing a lot more than many. I have travelled the world at a young age, I have had the fortune of growing up in a multicultural society, learn a foreign language and discover what it means to profess a religion that is a culture all of its own.
Even when it comes to work, though still young I have done many things, even while still in school. They all have made me who I am today, good and bad, but now that I have that sought-after piece of paper
in my hand, a year after my degree I want to prove I too can make a difference. I don't think I will shake mankind or revolutionise the world. I just want one opportunity, one chance... then I will do the rest! I want my chance to prove what I've got. 'Cause I have it, no doubt about that!!
But I didn't want my reflection today to be a lament. I didn't want this to be centered on me, although inevitable, seeing as these are my
thoughts... but I wanted them to be my thoughts on things
. So to get back to my starting point...
I want to share with you the few things I discovered today that I think deserve some recognition... be it only by visiting their work, or by leaving a comment, a salute or by spreading the word. Recognition has many forms...
~ theinterviewwithgod.comAs for me... I wait for my recognition, which i know will come.
Patiently I wait. It's coming...
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