Are you connectable?

Are you approachable? So many of the things we seek for ourselves come through other people. We dream, hope, and pray to have love and abundance in our lives. But are we really open to it?

This blog was partially inspired by a trip to the gym. Almost everyone there had Ipods or Mp3s plugged in. There were several times I thought of reaching out and connecting with someone, but saw the Ipod and straight-ahead stare and thought better of it. I do understand that people may want to focus and have a peaceful time to work out. It is your time away. Women may not want to get hit on. But it is not just at the gym. We are plugged in and tuned out to what is going on around us almost all the time.

I am starting to think that many people do not want to connect with others. Yes, it can be stressful. It could be awkward. People could blow us off or talk our ear off. But do we realize what we are giving up?

Doesn't anyone want to meet new friends? And do we even connect much with the people we are "close to" anymore?

There is so much value to be had interacting with people. We learn things. We get different perspectives. We get to understand how the world seems to them. It helps us grow and become more diverse. It makes our world bigger and less lonely. People open up new doorways and new worlds to us. It is the primary way our dreams and aspirations come to fruition.

I may be old- but I am not anti-Ipod, anti-music, anti-text, anti-internet, anti-TV, or anti-computer game. I just hope it doesn't totally replace your opportunity to connect and interact with people. You have to have times that you are connectable.

Don't short-change yourself. There is a whole new world out there. You never know whom you might meet.

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