The line ‘Everything that is not given is lost’, it makes you think, doesn’t it? I saw this quote on Karen Salmansohn’s Facebook page with a link to her blog post. She created the piece of art shown above after finding a book clipping she had previously sent to her dad, you can read her full post here.
These words stuck with me and I’ve been mulling them over while getting on with work this morning.
If you don’t speak up those words are never heard. Whether it’s to say thank you, give positive feedback, tell someone you love them, or plenty of other examples, if you don’t give those words they’re lost, the recipient never receives them.
Likewise, if you don’t act on an idea you’ve had, if you don’t try something new, if you don’t share whatever you have to give with your family, friends, work, the world in general, it’s lost. That potential, that benefit to society won’t see the light of day and the planet will be the poorer for it.
What is there that you haven’t given yet? Is there something you really want to do or say, that you’ve kept inside?
Perhaps it’s because my chosen word for 2015 is ‘share’ that this line has wedged itself into my brain. But it certainly makes you think, doesn’t it?