Whatever we do with our lives, in our professions, in our home life, or in our hobbies, it's easy to get stuck in a groove. Now this isn't always a bad thing.
But it does open the possibility that there are other things going on out there where you might be able to lend a hand and get involved. If you're like me, it's really easy to say "but I can't change the world" or some such thing. But you really can.
Take it from me. In the past I've:
- Testified in front of the FDA in support of the approval of Humalog.
- Helped organize Diabetes Day on the Hill in Massachusetts
- Made Thanksgiving dinner at a homeless shelter
I'm pointing this out because anyone reading this blog entry could have done all of the same things. All it takes is resolve and some effort. And the results are always fun and always make me give thanks.
So why I am telling you all this?
The TED conference happened recently. And now you can listen to, or watch, many of the presentations.
As you do, maybe you'll be inspired to work on helping people in Africa with HIV, or to reduce energy consumption at work. Or something else that will make you give thanks to God for just being in the right place at the right time.