How Important are You?

I’ve seen these two posts on Facebook this week and it kinda struck home. This first one is a data spew that I found fascinating:


This next one is from the aspect of space, a place that always makes me feel very small.


It would be easy to think that you are insignificant, unable to make a difference in this world. But I encourage you to push past those feelings. Think instead of this story my father told the Presbyterian faithful in Sigourney, Iowa back in the early 60s.

Imagine you are a spec on huge tapestry. You are such a small thing that from a few feet away you can not even be recognized. But if you make your little part of the tapestry as beautiful and clean as you can, the whole tapestry is better. And if you are lucky, very lucky, your neighbors will see what you are doing and they will make their little parts that much better. Now, suddenly, you have made a bigger impact than had you just ignored the whole idea of improving your little spot in the sun.

About Gandalfe

Just an itinerant saxophonist trying to find life between the changes. I have retired from the Corps of Engineers and Microsoft. I am an admin on the Woodwind Forum, run the Seattle Solid GOLD Big Band (formerly the Microsoft Jumpin' Jive Orchestra) a GOLD sax quartet, and enjoy time with family and friends.
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1 Response to How Important are You?

  1. Bertie says:

    The statistics are very interesting, Jim. This is a thought provoking article. You are a very good writer. I like to read your thoughts and ideas about various parts of life.

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