Thanks for this, John P. Weiss. At first, I didn’t see how pulling over and giving full attention would be that valuable, and I am guessing, Carol would not have known it either, but sensed that another human being was trying to connect with her and took a risk.
I am not great at doing this. In my life, I feel a deep and intense tug by the things grabbing at the ends of my attention like plucking at little arm hairs in my awareness to the point where I almost have to give in to the annoyance so the nag to “check this” will stop.
But — it doesn’t stop, does it?
If I have learned anything from a brief, well-earned hiatus at the end of 2018, it is that life has an ability to fill up whatever space you give it with… something — valuable or not — and then it’s all gone.
Jim Rohn would say “Time is more valuable than money. You can get more money, but you cannot get more time.” #
It seems its the use of that time that’s even more valuable than time itself. And giving some of that to another human — time that we likely rightly deserve for ourselves — may be the thing that is most precious and most valuable of all the things we could do with it.
For is it not what we give to another that will make, in the end, the most difference with our time?