The response to my last blog World Gone Crazy was tremendous. Many readers commented on the lessons outlined.
I’m lucky. Having been in sales for the past 20 years self-starting a conversation is second nature. My hero, Teddy Roosevelt told us to Dare Greatly, from “The Man in the Arena.” The posit is to display courage. Better to fight in the middle of the dust and dirt rather than kibbutz from the safety of the sidelines. Many shy away from initiating conversations exposing vulnerabilities and opening up. These are hard conversations to start, particularly if you have not spoken for a while.
Some advice to friends and family that want to contact that person you expect may be suffering from loneliness:
It is not joy that makes us grateful, it is gratitude that makes us joyful
-Brother David Steindl-rast
We can’t get through these times without each other. Thank God!
Next time-busting out! I’ll share my future optimism for globalization. You can receive this blog directly by subscribing @ https://www.jimthomasintl.com/blog.
Isn’t this a crazy time of our lives? The corona virus has most of us turned upside down. We have learned some new terms, like “social distancing” and “flattening the curve.” Many healthy, low-risk people feel that they have been unpleasantly inconvenienced during this time of isolation and economic slowdown. I became “inconvenienced” 15 months ago when I was diagnosed with multiple myeloma and throat cancer. Life changed quickly and became quite unpleasant. Let me share my parallel experience to the corona virus; some thoughts on jolting, involuntary life changes; and perhaps a path to catharsis.