Boredom. What does that mean? Does it mean that we’ve run out of chores to do for the day? Watched everything that sounded interesting on TV? Ate all the snacks that tasted good, and now all that’s left are bananas and carrot sticks?

Or does it mean that we have so much available at our fingertips, we’ve lost our sense of wonder, imagination, energy, or enthusiasm about things that used to interest us?

Some people know how to fill every second, of every minute, of every hour, of every day. They’re constantly in motion, driven to whatever it is that makes them tick. They are the go-getters of careers, relationships, experiences and enlightenment.

It can be hard to keep up with that type of a person, but that’s ok. If we were all like that, I don’t know that the world would work in some of the amazing ways that it does.

We need the folks who are dedicated to solving world problems. People who step up and join things like The Peace Corps. Or Heifer International. Those that take a stand for something, actually do it and stick with it until they die!

We need people that find their way in the medical field to help the rest of us with our aches, pains, diseases and broken bones! If the go-getters are out there getting what they desire, they might need the doctors, nurses, surgeons and countless other medical folks to patch them back up!

Others are teachers. We all know how overlooked they are. They should be paid what doctors are paid. After all, they’re the ones who are helping guide our youth on future paths to amazing careers.

Creatives give us art of all types. Music, acting, so many categories, I can’t name them all. Creatives help the go-getters wind down at the end of a long day of doing all the things!

It’s all a mish-mash of individuals that somehow come together as a cohesive group. Along the way, there have been many wars, world wide, country wide, across the neighbor’s fence. We all like the sound of peace and harmony, yet we can’t seem to obtain it.

Every person has a gift. At least that is what I believe. We all have something to offer to the next person in line. I challenge you to take your gift, share it with those around you. Share it with a stranger that might need whatever gift you possess. Whether you can sing a song to brighten someone’s day, work a shift for a co-worker who just needs a break, donate your time to a charity, donate a few dollars, or a few items to school kids in need, whatever it is. Listen to someone who needs to talk. You don’t have to offer advice, just listen.

Take some time to think about what gifts you have. If you aren’t sure, think about things that make you happy. More often than not, the things that bring you genuine joy, are things shared with others. Friends, family, strangers, folks you know around town where you shop, or eat. I do not believe we are meant to be solitary individuals. A little alone time is nice, but we are human. We need to connect. When we connect, we grow. When we grow, we discover more gifts we have to share with others.

The next time you’re bored, and can’t seem to find anything to do, get off the couch and go somewhere. Walk around the block, go to a local diner, stroll the streets of your town. Maybe browse the library. Say hello to everyone you see. They may respond, they may not. But at least you made the effort.

If you don’t want to get off the couch, Google something that interests you. Find a way to get involved in something that brings you to a place where you feel good about yourself. When you feel good about yourself, you project that to others.

If you feel yourself thinking, “I’m bored,” stop the thought, get up and go! This world has far too many things in it, even here in the cornfields, that the word ‘bored,’ shouldn’t even be in our vocabulary.

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