A couple days ago I read this blog post by Seth Godin.
I don’t remember when or why I first subscribed to his blog, but with some regularity his reflections offer an insight and/or put words to a partially formed thought hiding in the back of my mind. This one was no different.
The headlines in today’s news, however we get it…
Capitalize on the sensational.
Tempting us to believe the world they describe is the way the world really is.
Then came Father’s Day.
And my social media feed was filled with pictures and reflections and gratitude for the world’s best father.
But each post had a different picture.
And each father had a different name.
And each father lived in a different place.
And each father had a different son or daughter.
Yet, each was the world’s greatest father.
How could that be?
After all, there can only be one greatest, right?
I smiled as I scrolled through the posts.
I realized this is what the world really looks like.
Everyday people doing their best.
Doing their part.
Hugs as family goes off to school and work.
Going for walks.
A kiss goodnight.
All creating greatness one moment at a time.
A million more people doing these everyday things than the outlier of the last sensationalized headline you read.