Life Giving 6: Where Are They Going?
Frank is our morning UPS driver. He has personally delivered hundreds of thousands of blank CDs that eventually arrive in your hands (no longer blank). He is a huge dude, always jovial, always in a hurry, always a joy to greet for ten to fifteen seconds.
The last couple of weeks a really skinny, sad driver has been wrestling our boxes off the truck. Today I asked what her name was and whether she was our new regular driver.
Alexis assured me she was only vacation relief. Since she did not seem to be in a hurry, like Frank, I asked if she was in line for her own route any time soon. I know that is a really big milestone for UPS drivers. She lit up as she shared that she didn’t like this job but had applied for a law enforcement slot with the LAPD.
She was hopeful.
We daily see people in a snapshot – a now moment. But that is not all they are. Each person has a future which they care about A LOT. Rarely do others care about their future as much as they do.
Creating a safe space for them to share their dream is a very simple, easy way to be emotionally life giving to someone.
I am still enjoying the gentle smile on her face as she drove away savoring a new job that would fit her so much better.
It didn’t cost me much at all to put that smile there.
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