Never get used to the homeless man sleeping on the side of the road — no matter how many you pass.
Never get used to the poverty you see in the world — no matter how much of it you witness.
Never get used to the way your marriage is today — no matter how good (or bad) it is.
Never get used to having your family around — they are gone before you know it.
Never get used to it.
Instead, use these encounters and experiences. Use them to engage and change something for the better.
- Say hello and offer a bag prepared for the homeless. Or at least have a conversation.
- Engage with a nonprofit to help the world’s orphan problem, poverty, water crisis or otherwise.
- Continue to work at your marriage.
- Call your mom (or dad, or both).
It’s not rocket science. If we want a different result we have to take a different action — and never get used to the current state of things.