Last weekend my son invited me to go off shore fishing with him and two of his friends. We left early in an effort to try to beat the heat. It’s been brutally hot this year in North Florida so getting out early really helps. While riding out as the sun was coming up and riding out past the point where you can no longer see the shore, I was struck with the size of the ocean and the relative small size of the boat. Really just a mere speck in the vastness of the ocean.
I think we sometimes give ourselves more credit that we deserve. We are all just a speck on the earth. You might think you are a bid deal, but the truth is the world’s a big place and your really not all that extraordinary. So how can we make an impact when we are just this speck on the ocean? I spent some time catching up with my son and his friends. I found out what’s going on in their lives. We laughed a lot. But sometimes it was just quiet and we enjoyed each others company without even saying a word.
The way you make the little speck big is by making your world smaller. Reach out to the ones that are closest to you. Connect on a deeper level. Offer yourself to them. You will make a bigger impact when you discover how to put others needs above yours. This is how you will actually become the big deal. In a small way and backwards to our thinking and reasoning. One connection at a time in a great big world. Just a speck in the middle of the ocean!