Crazy Busy

“Crazy busy, but I’m not complaining. There are people who don’t have jobs. So while I can barely keep my head above water, I’m not complaining”, I answered this past Sunday at Church.

He said, “That’s a great attitude”.

“Thanks”, I said back.

“He quickly added, “My brother has been out of work for two years. He’s tried to kill himself twice. The second time was last week. Had I seen you at the gym, and gotten home an hour later than I did, he would have been dead”.

How quickly can one person’s reality and pain hit home? Like a bolt of lighting.

Everyone is going through some sort of hell. Everyone. And if they aren’t currently, they either have recently, or will soon.

All I’m saying is that we should be kind to each other and not place too much (none really) judgement on others. We have no idea what hell they’re going through.

Peace, jeff noel 🙂

By jeff noel

Retired Disney Institute Keynote Speaker and Prolific Blogger. Five daily, differently-themed personal blogs (about life's 5 big choices) on five interconnected sites.

1 comment

  1. Dear Jeff,

    Your “charge” hit home – we don’t have any idea what others are going through or have gone through. So show them love, whether we know or not.

    I am reminded of a fictitious illustration my pastor from years ago used to tell to prove this point. He said a guy had died in his old age and went to Heaven. Once there, he kept running around to God, saying, “I have a testimony to tell, of how I survived the Great Johnstown Flood of 1889. I survived the Great Flood and lived to a ripe, old age, all thanks to You, and I want to testify!” This went on for several days, and finally God turned to him and said, “Okay, we will have testimony time this Friday night at 8. I will put you down to testify. You can go on right after Noah.”

    I am not trying to minimize what anyone is going through individually – I have a lot on my plate right now myself. It is big to me, and that’s my reality. But you are right – there are others out there that are going through Hell that we don’t even have a clue about. Just show them love them anyway.


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