Today’s Gem of Insight #122

IMG_4437Today’s insight journey led me to the idea that many of us should be more selective about the private things that we choose to share publicly. The advent of the internet and its use for social media has, in many ways, revolutionized the way that we acquire knowledge and communicate with individuals and groups, both near and far. In fact, research that used to take weeks when completed manually can now, in many instances, be completed in a matter of seconds. Conversations that previously took, on average, a week to complete via postal mail (when telephone calls do not prove feasible) can now be completed within a matter of seconds or minutes via text messaging or the submission of e-mail messages.

We live in a world that affords us a higher and broader degree of access to information, offered to us with ease and convenience. And though that increased access to information can very well be a good thing, it should always be approached with wisdom and prudence. The prevalent presence of hackers and identity thieves remains a constant threat and serves as a reminder that it is essential that we make it a point to be selective when it concerns choosing which and how much private information to share publicly. After all, it is better to be safe than sorry. #lovebythedrop

Today’s Gem of Insight #121

dv1922023Today’s insight journey led me to the idea that everyone experiences moments when they want and need to say something, but have no idea how to express it. Sometimes we refer to this phenomenon as choking on our words, the cat having our tongue (yes, that’s an oldie for sure), or some manner of other colorful way of describing the challenges that we experience when attempting to express ourselves.

Why is it, though, that some of us go on to find a way to express ourselves, whereas others opt to remain silent? Sometimes, it may come down to the simple realization that in one instance something needed to be said, but in the other instance it did not. But, more often than not, it comes down to the fact that some of us determine within ourselves that we will persist through the challenges that we face when trying to express ourselves, and others resign themselves to saying nothing.

Now, my purpose for mentioning this is not to imply anything negative regarding those of us who choose to remain silent rather than push through the challenges that we face when expressing ourselves, nor is it to highly esteem those of us who conquer those errant challenges and achieve successful expression of their sentiments. My purpose for mentioning this is simply to encourage every one of us to pursue the expression of our thoughts, ideas, and sentiments, especially when challenges arise. We all have important perspectives to add to this world, and those perspectives need to be heard. Besides, God fashioned each one of us as significant individuals and equipped us with unique aspects that only we possess. So, you see, there are special additions to this world that only each of us individually can add, and no one else. So, why not let our voices be heard? #lovebythedrop

Today’s Gem of Insight #117

IMG_4428Today’s insight journey led me to the idea that a little bit of consideration goes a long way. In this world that is so full of duties, responsibilities, and agendas, we can easily become enthralled by the circumstances of our lives, the happenings that directly affect us or the ones whom we love. And though it is certainly important that we concern ourselves with the various facets of our lives, we must not forget to consider the lives of others. Just as we experience challenges, changes, and demands on our time, so do others. 

So, when we encounter individuals who seem to exhibit a foul attitude or utilize deceptive and manipulative measures to obtain what they want, even if it is at our expense, we need to remember that everyone has their own challenges to deal with, and sometimes a little bit of consideration is all that is needed to open the eyes of those whom we encounter. #lovebythedrop