Wednesday, 30 January 2013

In an uncertain world

It becomes the normal day to day ins and outs of our world to be as busy as possible at all times, "haven't time to stop and chat right now I'll call you later" you here it all of the time don't you?

You can sit in an office full of people, have a house full of family, sit at a football match surrounded by thousands of people yet you can still feel lonely.

A chat with a cup of tea is what our world craves for. It doesn't have to be important chat, just a good old fashioned natter.

Remember to smile, ask someone today, how are you? Lets get this uncertain world certain again.

take time for you.

17 comments:

hollis58 said...

that sadly is so true Jak - have already said hello to 2 unknown people this morning and from 1 got a cheery hi back x

ursula Uphof said...

Jak these are such great thoughts and so very true. I agree, let's start with making our little world more friendly, Ursula xxx

Debbie J said...

So true, Jak. On a bright note, I have noticed on our daily walks or bike rides on the trail, more and more people are smiling and saying hello to each other. Even the kids! Maybe friendliness is making a comeback.

Maryann said...

So true as it´s said Jak. And unfortunately it gets worser almost week by week I think. Noone takes time for anything anymore, but their own busy busy path all the time. How wonderful it would be if all people just took the time to stop and say hi to the person next to them.

heidy said...

Well spoken Jak!!!
XXX Heidy

Cheryl W said...

Amen and Amen!

Mad Mary said...

Well said Jak, My husband and i always say hello to people we meet in the village even if we don't know them, we always get a smile and a hello back.

Mary xx

Dawn Lancaster said...

I totally agree Jak! A smile costs nothing & makes you feel better too & if you pass it on to someone ho then passes it on .... We'll have the whole orld smiling in no time!
HUgs
Dawn xx

meg said...

Hi Jak I worked as a District Nurse for almost 35 years and quickly learned that giving someone time to chat was as therapeutic as completing my visit. As I grew older I thought nothing of sitting beside patients and holding their hand where appropriate touch and a kind word go so far. When I retired it seemed as though newly qualified nurses on the whole didn't have the time too much paperwork etc.One student nurse I took out on visits said I wasted time talking to patients I asked how else you could find out what was wrong, she just shrugged her shoulders, I feel as though it is a sad reflection on society that we are so intent on following our demanding schedule that we don't give a thought for others.

Linda Simpson said...

I whole heartedly agree with all you have said Jak!

Hugs
Linda xx

Hamrow said...

Living in Spain, we find it easier to get a response from people we don't know. We always say buenos dias to elderly people we see outside their houses and give a smile to anyone who looks in our direction. When I was a student I always said hello to an elderly gentleman on the bus and one day he said I made his day.

Alison said...

You`ve hit the nail on the head there Jak. Hope you find time for a cup of tea & a chat today.

Hugs
Alison xx

Janette said...

I agree completely Jak, it's a sad old world we have ended up in I am sorry to say, I strike up a conversation with everyone, and people are always happy to chat, but 9 out of 10 times I start the ball rolling.....people seem afraid somehow...lets hope this starts something good.xx

Penny said...

How I wish Jak things would go back to normal, I think alot of it started when children were taught not to talk to strangers and it has got out of hand. I so agree with what your saying, good on you for saying it. I'm deaf and have lost the chit chat, it means the world when people speak to me.

Margaret, said...

It is a sad world we live in if i say hello to people if i am waiting at the checkout and most people do talk back dont know if being in a wheelchair has anything to do with it
Margaret

Wilma Knottenbelt said...

So true, Jak. I am blessed to live in a town called Port Elizabeth in SA and it is usually called The Friendly City. Even my son-in-law from the UK can't get over how people remember him from past visits and ask how he is.

cuilliesocks said...

Well Jak, how true you sentiments are. I work in what is supposed to be a caring profession, but I'm afraid that there is little caring in society now, it's all lip service. Look how we treat our elderly folk, and our most vulnrable people. Shockingly!!.
i dispair of the world now, I know there a some who care, I can see you are one of them, kate x