It was about three weeks ago my thumb on my right hand had this slice in it. Finally in the last few days the cut is starting to be close to healing up. It’s probable that the cut was from clearing the ice off my windshield one or two mornings with minus 5 degrees F outside with an ice scraper and no gloves on – smart move!
Most likely you don’t really think much about your thumbs. Just like you, it was something which didn’t cross my thinking much either. Until it did.
Consider for a few minutes all of the things you do use your thumb for. Actually – forget it – it won’t work. Better yet, wrap two or three band-aids around your right thumb today and then take note of all the things you find odd to do. Texting on your smart phone, opening a door knob, using a key in a lock, opening your car door, pressing the buttons on an elevator, button your shirt, unbutton your shirt, tie your tie and the list goes on and on.
Feel free to go to the comments section now and add in any items you are thinking about – then come right back here.
It is only your thumb!
Well Thumbs Up For Thumbs Today!
This really had me thinking about items we really need – essential items – which we totally take for granted. For every person these may be different or maybe not.
Someone recently told me about the woman they saw every morning for over twenty years, every single work day, Lilly poured him his cup of coffee at the coffee shop. It was the routine. “Good Morning, Have a Great Day!” She would say to him. Most days he would nod or grumble.
One morning she wasn’t there. Then not the next day and not the next day after that one. So he finally asked where she was. She had been hit by a DYI driver while crossing the street one afternoon after leaving her job. He was beside himself for weeks until she came back to work. This is a personal story about a person and their interaction and reaction with another person and all taken for granted for years.
My story began with my thumb.
What would your story be about?
This may be an item. It may be about your pet. It is not for me to judge you. My role today is to have you think about it. Maybe do something about it. Possibly a co-worker or an employee who you take for granted needs to hear how much you appreciate working with them all these years.
Maybe you need to say some kind words to your spouse and give them a hug good bye in the morning and another hug to say hello in the evening.
It is not for me to judge. All this came about because my thumb had this big gash in it and it was an awakening for me to realize all the things my thumb did for me without me giving it a thought.
Take a moment and give it a thought.
Mitch Tublin is the CEO and Founder of Wenkroy International LLC a boutique consulting company with a main focus on Strategic Business Consulting, Training and Business Coaching.