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I was at Tim Horton’s on the way home and was made aware one more time just how IGNORANT people can be.  A woman ahead of me held up the line because she was just too rude to put the phone down and focus on the clerk serving her.

When did this happen to us?  How much of life do we miss out on because we are too scattered?  Focus on the moment and enjoy it for God’s sake!  That clerk could well have been the person who said something so profound it changed your life if you had just stopped to pay attention.

I think someone should design cash systems with built in phone jammers!  Nothing using radio type transmission (phones, radios, internet, etc.) would work within three meters.  Could you imagine?  People would actually have to acknowledge each other.

The interesting thing is that most business type people are well aware of the “three foot rule” and yet still persist in keeping the blinking phone to their ear  and potentially miss out on the greatest opportunity in their life. 

For those who don’t know what the “three foot rule” is, the concept is that you should always acknowledge anyone within three feet of you.  You may be in line at a cash register or standing by parents at the kids games.  By doing this, you make new acquaintances who some day may be the answer to a prayer.  Maybe not at that particular time but because you took the time to acquaint yourself with them, either you were able to help them or they could help you.  You just never know when and that’s why we practice the “three foot rule”.

So, hang up the damn phone and make a friend!  You can never have too many.

Make it a great day,


P.S.  What am I thankful for today?  I’m thankful for the lovely young lady that gave me a nice smile to brighten my day when I bought that coffee.  I’m thankful for the feedback from co-workers helping me to find a permanent position where I work.  I’m thankful for the opportunities that present themselves to me every day.

What are you thankful for today?


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