We are fortunate to live in a day and time where the internet has served to bridge the vast expanses of our world, and where sharing with one another is possible.
As social creatures, humans need to feel that they are a part of a community. When we share, and others share in return, we find common ground. We find togetherness; we find a community.
There are many such communities on the web. There are many such communities right here that require no Wi-Fi connection.
How connected we feel has very little to do with our cable/internet provider, however. Our level of connection is directly proportionate to how much we put out there of ourselves for others. How much we share and give of ourselves, is often related to how connected we feel to those around us.
The more freely we share, the more intimate the level of connections we feel. The more openly we listen and hear, the more intimate the level of connections we feel.
In all honesty, I believe we are all connected. There is more common about us than not, no matter how unique we each are and no matter how unique each of our life circumstances has been up to this point.
We miss making connections because we have a tendency to make snap judgments or perceive others in terms of black and white, good or bad. We all have good in us, just as we all have the capacity for bad. That doesn’t change the basic premise that there is always common ground, there is always a connection waiting to be discovered.
Part of my challenge for the last several days has been to see those opportunities for common ground, to see positives where I may not otherwise look for them. Not everyone “gets” just how much I believe it is possible to find them, but I have yet to be wrong about this particular thing.
It has actually been an honor to take the time and to be present enough to find those positives. I have seen them in every arena of my life, and in doing so, feel even more connected to the people in my world.
Day 27 and still very grateful for each of you.