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I wonder if he knows …

Standing  in line to get a signature, the man behind the counter looks up, his expression: apathetic, his tone: sarcastic, he says: “what’s your rush? wait, the process takes time”.

I wonder if he knows, the value of this time I spend waiting in line, waiting for signatures, waiting for him to return my call, waiting for his CEO to get back in town, waiting for his CFO to approve funding;

I wonder if he knows a child who has just lost his mother under the rubble of their home is waiting for a doctor to save his life;

that doctor waits for the funding that needs the signature of the CFO who needs the approval of the CEO who has yet to read my proposal!

He says “wait a minute”. I wonder if he knows he holds the life of a child in the document he needs to sign. A minute has gone by.. I wonder if he knows 17 children die every minute.

help a child


One response to “I wonder if he knows …

  1. Sally February 8, 2010 at 9:57 pm

    A great reminder not to get bogged down on the minutiae of life and focus on the things that really make a difference.

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