Sunday, July 19, 2009

Sunday Musing: We need a better mousetrap

I live in an area of the United States called the rust belt. At one time blue collar work was abundant and the most secure, best paying jobs around were either in the automobile plants or the steel mills. As we now know, that is no longer the case.

People now are looking at elected officials to make this a prosperous, productive country again. I'm here to tell you that you cannot legislate prosperity. The hard reality is that true prosperity comes from hard work and dedication.

In this age of information, we need to brainstorm and find some better ideas to serve one another. And yes, we need to build a better mousetrap and the world, once again, will beat a path to our door!

Iron sharpeneth iron; so a man sharpeneth the countenance of his friend. Proverbs 27:17

As the bible verse implies, we should try to build one another's skills and abilities. We all are capable of ideas that can change our lives and lives of others. It's just that we sometimes need someone to prime our pumps. Will one idea alone change the world? Doubtful, but many ideas fit together could make a difference.

The jobs that some of those in the generation before ours, the baby boomers, had, will not be available anymore. Outsourcing and automation has taken care of that. But with new times will come new needs. Some of these needs will call for some of our values, dreams and passions.

And helping each other has it's benefits. Zig Ziglar has said on numerous occasions that you can get what you want in life if you help enough other people get what they want.

My wish with this week's Sunday Musing, is that I have given some who read this a degree of hope and some ambition ot go out and help their fellow man or woman, and look more within than from those they can't control.

3 comments:

Pat Jenkins said...

creating opportunity can be no greater gift to an individual...

clean and crazy said...

how true this is, you know if we all grew gardens we could easily share our crops with each other. community wise there is no reason for people to be hungry on the streets. people sometimes need help like welfare, i know this, i also know there is a lot more people abusing this system then using it. if those people who take so easily would be willing to grow and share they would not need so many food stamps, my grocery bill dropped quite a bit this month and for that i am grateful. if i had some help i could till a bit more of my land and grow a bigger garden for others. it is like when i decided to mow the abandoned house next door. the house is vacant and the yard was 3 feet long. so i started to cut it down and next thing i know the rest of the neighbors came out and helped, before this we didn't speak, now we are all on a first name basis. this is the kind of community building we need to start doing and working together too. look there you go got me on a soap box.
it is funny though every time we drive by an open lot, i always say think how big of a garden i could grow there!!

Ms Hen said...

I believe in that theory too. Good spreads good like a continuous circle.