Where’s the Faith?

Yesterday I was returning to my office from a morning coffee meeting downtown, where I began to notice a pattern in several pedestrians. Many are unafraid to make eye contact. This encourages me. I am quick to smile at those who are willing to connect, to which they often share a greeting.

Now that I’m tuned in to my surroundings I notice a lady in a scarf clutching the wrap around her neck while staring at the sidewalk. Not everyone is unafraid. But wait.

Tap, tap, tap. Exiting a bus and turning left onto the sidewalk towards me is a blind lady with her cane poised, searching out the signs she is on the right path. Head high and open to the world, she quickly passes by, jolting me by her faith. Her world view is that of confidence. She steps forward expectedly, not waiting for assistance but taking charge. What a value system! Although she has the right to seek assistance – entitled – she has faith in her abilities and in the world around her.

And in case I questioned my own perspective of what I just saw, next come three more pedestrians, their blind canes in hand, some with seeing eye dogs. Smiles on their faces, heads positioned forward, they were taking on their day, full speed ahead! What a sign for me!

Introverts, where is our faith? We, the reflective, the contemplative, the thoughtful are best served with our positive energy not only towards others, but supporting ourselves.

Act in faith, stepping out toward life. Hold your heads high and be ready to take your next step forward.

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On November 2nd, 2011, posted in: introverts, positive, self-doubt by
2 Responses to Where’s the Faith?
  1. personalpower4me
    November 4, 2011 at 12:00 am

    Hi Merri,
    You've worked me out. Totally relate to this post, thank you.
    be good to yourself

  2. David,
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