Can you feel it lingering in the air?
That feeling that this is major and lifelong change is happening right before our eyes? The world as we know it is shifting and we are witness to history?
Maybe it’s not like that for you, but it sure seems to at least be a major reset for us. So, to that end, allow me to expatiate.
“Reset – to set again, or differently; adjusting or fixing something in a new or different way.”
Synonyms – reboot, restore, re-establish, restart
Common uses – to reset: an alarm clock, a broken bone, a different way, priorities, pricesWebsters.com
We are truly at a reset time in our country. A time to re-evaluate our priorities, our values. What ways need to be changed? How can we do things differently? What has been broken that needs to be fixed? What alarm has been sounding and we better get to it? What needs major restoration? What shall we start up again?
These are questions I believe we should be asking on a global level, but I also believe that we should be asking and dealing with them on a personal level too. We have the time.
Now is the time to reboot, restart, restore and reset our thinking and priorities.
From my life, here are some simple examples of how my thinking has been reset: I now view grocery store clerks, workers, stockers and truck drivers with much more appreciation, respect and value. Restaurateur’s are due mad props for all they deal with and I will no longer take their fine dining wares for granted. That goes for fast food eateries too.
Hair dressers, teachers, plumbers, construction workers, florists, carpenters, small businesses, THESE are some of the jobs and people that have been overlooked, and undervalued in our society. We/I need to reset our/my thinking about them.
I value these jobs/people, they are important to me. They are more important to me than the multimillion dollar MLB or NBA player and what shoes they are wearing. Or the YouTube influencer and what lipstick they endorse. Geesh, how petty. How shallow we have become. Reset!
I value churches being able to meet. I value all Americans having the right to speak, even if I disagree with you. I value people disagreeing and yet still respecting each other. I value national traditions, even if they are not mine. I value life. I value hard work. I value family.
What do YOU value? I hope these days have given you time to see those clearly.
For me, these days are filled with major self-reflection and these 3 things keep coming up:
- What are my priorities?
- What are may values?
- What are my interests?
If what I am doing, thinking, or planning does not line up with those, then I need a reset.
As America is resetting, may her members and citizens do the same. What is important to us – let’s keep it in focus and never stop using our voice and efforts to advance it. Otherwise, let’s adjust it and fix it or totally do away with it.
” Every sunset is an opportunity to reset.”Richie Norton
Let’s PUSH the RESET BUTTON, today.
Cheers to you.