This article hits home with me. I tend to fill the void of silence with either music and Television. However, when I do take time to enjoy silence, I’m able to recharge, reflect and it gives me a chance to commune with God.
Our now four year old stuffed a balloon in under shirt. She said she was pretending to be pregnant, just like mommy. Then she was running around the house banging her belly with a baton like it was a drum. Now, the four year old has given birth and chasing the balloon around the house. Balloons are great entertainment for kiddos.
I saw this this morning on Facebook. It does have a good lesson it for our lives.
Once a group of 50 people was attending a seminar. Suddenly the speaker stopped and decided to do a group activity. He started giving each one a balloon. Each one was asked to write his/her name on it using a marker pen. Then all the balloons were collected and put in another room.
Now these delegates were let in that room and asked to find the balloon which had their name written, within 5 minutes. Everyone was frantically searching for their name, colliding with each other, pushing around others and there was utter chaos.
At the end of 5 minutes no one could find their own balloon.
Now each one was asked to randomly collect a balloon and give it to the person whose name was written on it. Within minutes everyone had their own balloon.
The speaker began— exactly this is happening in our lives. Everyone is frantically looking for happiness all around, not knowing where it is.
Our happiness lies in the happiness of other people. Give them their happiness; you will get your own happiness. And this is the purpose of human life.