According to an internet search, there are about 3.5 million truck drivers just in the US. WOW! That is a huge amount of people on the road. If truck drivers alone put a mind to it they could change the world. Yes, the world!
Just about everyone thinks about peace on earth this time of year. Is this possible? How?
It all starts on the inside. Is there peace within? If we find complete peace within ourselves, can we make it our mission to help others to find it? If everyone reading this would make it top priority in their life to find peace within themselves and then make an effort to help everyone that they know to do the same and so on like the domino effect, where would this world be?
Is peace on earth something that we only think about around the holidays? Sometimes you see people with smiles on their faces while shopping, they are more giving, or just over all more jolly. What if we all had this feeling all year around? What if everyone looked out not only for the highest good of themselves, but for the highest good of all?
Sure, for whatever reason, there may be some people that will just not want to live in peace, but most people do. So if the majority of us had inner peace, can you imagine what a wonderful world this would be?
Blessings and good will to you all………
Carolyn O’Byrne, CHT
Most of us have much more “stuff” than we need. Christmas is a time for giving, but many times we just get more “stuff.” Think outside the box. What if we gave the gift of time, a massage, or an outing? What about something life changing, like the gift of inner peace, health, optimal weight, or personal success? These gifts will never be forgotten (unlike that smell-good soap or those fuzzy socks) and will never expire or need fixing.
Everyone is at a different place in their lives. Study where your loved ones are, think of what a Truck driver’s spouse might appreciate while the other one is on the road. What would a driver benefit from that is not something material that takes up space, but very useful to life in the truck. Consider an eBook or audio book with self-help on an issue that they are having, or about a hobby that they enjoy. Perhaps taking some time to chat about anything, or just let them talk and be a good listener (sometimes the dash is the only listener for days on end). What about gift cards for the necessities of being on the road? Often nutrition is a concern, which creates the need for nutritional supplements. Ask them; it’s OK to do that too. You just never know what would make their life so much easier. Maybe get them something that they might not be able to get on their route or that they would enjoy as a treat, but wouldn’t get for themselves.
Share these ideas with others. Our drivers deserve it!!!
Thank you drivers. Merry Christmas!!!
Carolyn O’Byrne, CHT