how big are your knockers
October 20, 2007 6 Comments
“Sometimes we stare so long at a door that is closing that we see too late the one that is open.” —Alexander Graham Bell
I wrote a blog, about a week ago, that started out with a proposition. I stated that anyone who performed a certain act, could be rewarded by me becoming their best friend for 2 weeks. Not just a regular friend, but a BEST FRIEND.
So, it appears that a few hundred people clicked on whatever led them to my article. I will assume that half started to read and decided not to finish, and the other half were successful in achieving the goal. Of that, half probably didn’t need any extra friends, and a few more just didn’t want ME as one of them. That leaves me with an apparent 25 to 40 new BEST FRIENDS.
But here is the part that I don’t understand…
None of them took advantage of the opportunity. I was not asked to babysit, cut their grass, pet their cat, or paint their house. Not one person asked me for a lift to the store, a shoulder to cry on, or a pot to tinkle in. No one asked me for help, advice, prayer, money, time, love, understanding, or my opinion.
I have been asking why? (After all, I would have done ‘most’ of that stuff.)
I mean, you did your part, didn’t you? So why did you not take advantage of the invitation? Could it be that you really didn’t need anything? Is it possible that your “stuff” is so together that you are self sufficient in every aspect of your life? Is it remotely possible that you can figure out everything on your own?
I doubt that very much. (with all due respect)
Chances are that you had no idea that I would be willing to offer you my time, treasure, or talents if the request were reasonable and within my abilities. Chances are you assumed that I would not have time for you or that I would think that you were not worth the efforts. Well I am not a mind reader folks; and neither are your co-workers, best friends, boss, spouse, pastor, family members, or employees.
“You create your opportunities by asking for them.” —Shakti Gawain
There is a possibility that you are waiting patiently for several things. Such as: help on a project, an ear to bend, a raise, forgiveness, a prayer partner, some financial direction, an extra hand…etc. Whatever place you are in right now, chances are you need something to aid you in your journey Think about the opportunities that you are waiting for in your life and ask yourself a simple question…
WHAT ARE YOU WAITING FOR?
Don’t wait for extraordinary opportunities. Seize common occasions and make them great.” —Orison Swett Marden
Opportunity is knocking on your door every day. Sometimes more than once. God has placed us exactly where we need to be to handle anything that we are faced with. (1 Corinthians 10:13). Just remember that, at no time, does it say that you need to “go it alone”. Nor does it say that it will be easy…
“Opportunity is missed by most people because it is dressed in overalls and looks like work.” —Thomas Edison
I have so much to say here, but this blog is getting to long. (Mike?) I will try to wrap it up and get to the point. I have been speaking with a few people lately that are underestimatimg their importance in the lives of others. Many of them have no idea how valuable they are and what that is worth to those that they impact. Once you have that bond and you take the time to cultivate it; you need to take advantage of the chance that you have been given to sow into each others lives.
The truth is that people will surprise you when you least expect it and when you most need it. Just think about the lengths you would go for your best friend, family member, or spouse. Do they know it? Don’t you think they feel the same way? Do you think that you are where you are, with them, by chance? Do you really think that you are part of a grand matter of happenstance? Are you really that lucky?
I think not.
We could argue whether it is a matter of luck, fate, karma, or divine intervention.
Or we could just get up and answer the flippin door.