As we go about our daily lives we cross paths and interact with people almost continuously. Sometimes these interactions are obvious – we have a conversation in person or on the phone, we connect via email and social media etc. Other times, our interactions are far less obvious, for example when we take an action which has an indirect effect on someone else or where we take no action and maybe someone was hoping we might connect with them. These latter interactions are silent and invisible in our everyday lives and we may remain completely unaware of them, or, they may come to our attention in unexpected ways.
In this vein I was thinking about how we enrich, or add value to our or other peoples’ lives, directly or indirectly. There are many different ways of looking at this, but I’m interested to consider how our actions or lack of action can enrich our lives and those of the people around us.
On looking up the word ‘enrich’ in the dictionary, I came across the following definitions:
- Improve or enhance the quality of
- To make fuller, more meaningful, or more rewarding