Are we aware of daily opportunities to connect with people?

I’ve been contemplating recently about how every day there are so many opportunities to show others love, compassion and encouragement and I wonder how many of those opportunities we miss because we’re more focused on what we’re doing than what others around us may need.

I was on the bus yesterday on the way to an appointment and I sat beside a lady holding a baby. She asked “do you know if this bus just goes around in a circle? It’s the only thing I’ve found to help this baby to sleep.”

I didn’t have the answer for her, being fairly new to Los Angeles, but I asked her a few questions about her life and she quickly began telling me about how her husband of 47 years had recently passed away and how much she missed him. She found purpose in being a nanny for someone who was studying to be a surgeon, yet still knew she had much grief to sort through. I shared some personal experiences of my own related with what she had and the feeling of loss, as well as encouragement for life moving forward.

It was a sweet connection that I left feeling inspired by. It’s easy to get lost in our phones or in our thoughts about what we’re doing, that we might not engage with people who around us and be able to share a moment that may lift us up through whatever circumstances we have.

My hope is to always be aware of people, and what is needed for Greater Love to be experienced in the world.

15 Comments

  1. John Eli
    January 25, 2019

    I dig your heart man

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    1. Dylan Raines
      January 25, 2019

      Thank you John. What are you passionate about doing in life?

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      1. John Eli
        January 25, 2019

        I’m passionate about helping people forgive themselves and move forward to accomplishing their purpose in life.

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        1. Dylan Raines
          January 25, 2019

          Wow! That’s a wonderful focus for how you want to impact others. In what ways do you help people forgive themselves and find their purpose?

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  2. Ruth Kirk
    January 25, 2019

    Brilliant blog, Dylan. Couldn’t agree more XXXXX

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    1. Dylan Raines
      January 25, 2019

      Thank you, Ruth! How are things going with your blog?

      Reply
  3. Kathryn
    January 25, 2019

    So true.

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    1. Dylan Raines
      January 25, 2019

      Thanks Kathryn!

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      1. Kathryn
        January 25, 2019

        You’re welcome, Dylan 🙂

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  4. StormieSteele
    January 25, 2019

    Simply beautiful!

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    1. Dylan Raines
      January 25, 2019

      Thank you! In what ways do you show compassion to others?

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      1. StormieSteele
        January 25, 2019

        Thanks for asking Dylan. I show compassion by listening to others (reminding them of their worth), acknowledging strangers and seizing daily opportunities to demonstrate simple acts of kindness.

        Wishing you the very best in your blogging journey. ~Stormie

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  5. Ana Daksina
    January 25, 2019

    Reblogging to my sister site Timeless Wisdoms

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  6. Aletha Cress Oglesby
    January 27, 2019

    This is a lovely story, I enjoyed it. Thank you Dylan.

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  7. become1one
    February 1, 2019

    Thank You for shining Your beautiful light on humanity
    God bless Your journey

    Reply

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