Blindspots = Positive?

This may be a foreign concept to most of us. I know that it’s not something that I had considered. It took breakfast and a conversation with my friend to come to that realization.

What do we see in others that we haven’t expressed yet?
What would happen if we told them about how they’ve brightened our day?
Sometimes blindspots can be positive. We don’t always see the positive impact that we’re having on the world. 


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2 thoughts on “Blindspots = Positive?

  1. Hey, Brian.
    I’ve spent my time in hospitals. Nurses can be the best part of your day or the worst part of your day. I had one nurse I insisted not care for me because she was rough and didn’t listen when I told her she was hurting me and she just kept going. On the other end, I had one nurse I swear was an angel, because I never saw her before or again, but she helped me through one of the worst nights of my life. I always try to reward those who honor me in some way, nurse or not. There’s not enough reward in this world. People are quick to jump on others when they do wrong, but overlook those who do right. I always try to honor those who do right, not with a “best good Samaritan” award, but with a simple Thank You: Tell their supervisor, Thank them with a small gift or card (listen to what they like. It means more!), Share any candy or baked goods that you get from friends and family(for a nurse or doctor) or take them baked goods, Write a thank you letter to the editor of the local paper, Write a letter to the CEO of the hospital (owner of the business), Fill out those survey cards at restaurants. I’ve taken baked goods to the fire dept that put out the fire of the house next door to mine and kept my house safe (it was 8 feet away from the flames). Remember your first responders at Christmas. Remember the emergency room workers. Vital people we hope to never need, but they’re always there for us 24/7/365. And they are thankless jobs, because no one wants to need them. They work long hours to keep us safe and alive, ready to jump into action at the drop of a hat.
    Thanks, Brian, for the reminder at this time of year that we should thank those who give to us their time and their talent. It may be their BLIND SPOT and they may need to be encouraged that their BLIND spot is actually helping others. 😊

    • Hi Laura,
      Thank you for the note. You speak truth that they have thankless jobs. No-one ever wants to see them. Have a happy holiday season.

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