With the recent and sudden passing of basketball legend, Kobe
Bryant, his daughter Gianna and the seven other beautiful
souls that died in the helicopter crash, it got me thinking about
how we are living our lives. Just recently, I watched a couple
sitting at a restaurant for over 1 1⁄2 hours without saying one
single word to each other.
Over the past month, I have witnessed a mother talking and
laughing with her cell phone in one hand – and with the other
hand, dragging her crying 3 years old, whose shoelace had got
caught in the door. She was too busy on her phone to notice.
I am so tired of seeing how we as a people are disconnecting
from each other. Our inability to be intentional about looking
into the eyes of the people we are speaking to is discouraging.
I get it, with to-do lists a mile long and constant deadlines, it is
no surprise that most of us feel cut off not only from our
partners and loved ones but also from ourselves. Our lives are
busier, faster and we are moving further away from our
center. You can never stray too from what is really
meaningful before losing connection with yourself and
everybody else. And when you have lost that, neither Comcast
nor Verizon can can bring it back. If the sudden death of
Kobe and others teaches us anything, let it be to listen, pay
attention, make the connection and treasure every moment of
our lives with our family, friends and loved ones.
Until next time, Be A Light