Thank you to the Two Writing Teachers and the Slice of Life writing community for providing this opportunity to share our "slices." Thanks to Stacey, Anna, Beth, Tara, Dana and Betsy for creating a place for us to share our work. Check out the other slices and join in the fun!
"The problem in the world is that we have forgotten we belong to each other."
This is a quote I heard while listening to a TED talk that was suggested by fellow blogger, Michelle. I not only enjoyed this TED talk, but I haven't been able to get that quote out of my head. Since hearing it, I've walked around every day since then thinking about it. Here are just a few observations from today.
We belong to each other when we...
-commiserate over a broken copier
-lend a K-cup to a coffee-less friend in need
-stop what we are doing to help a colleague find info on a topic they are searching for
-stop at an entrance/driveway and wave to the driver to get in front of you
-give a sincere thank you to someone holding the door
-bring papers from the printer down to the person who printed them
-listen with a willingness to be influenced
-fulfill a request for some dental floss
-share concerns with administration but refrain from using names to ensure anonymity
-stop rushing and give another person our gift of time
-chew gum after eating onions
-put in a phone call to a friend instead of a text
-laugh and share our awkward moments/stories
-watch a show our spouse chooses (but we would never choose)
-brainstorm with a colleague
-put our cell phone down to look our kids in the eye when we talk to them
-comment on another slicer's slice :)
I'd love for you to share your "belong to each other" moments!