Thought for the week – 17

I spoke to a great guy recently. His company has created a very powerful business tool that allows you to understand your marketplace. And it’s priced well within the means of any company with a turnover of £2m+. If you’re interested in knowing more, get in touch and I’ll put you in contact with him.

He’s bold and spirited, nobody’s fool and has a great sense of humour and compassion but this thought for the week isn’t really about him.

He was a bit concerned that some work being done on his behalf wasn’t progressing as he had expected so he thought he’d find out if there were any unforeseen problems or anything he could or should be doing to help move it along.

He went to the ladyâ’s workplace (which was also her home). The meeting went fine and afterwards he sat in his car for some time.

The lady in question is a girl in her early twenties, paralysed from the neck down, on a respirator 24/7, a fact not known previously to my new acquaintance.

Two points come across loud and clear from this story:

  1. The lady in question is determined to be as independent as her circumstances allow and wouldn’t welcome anybody’s sympathy so she doesn’t broadcast her predicament
  2. Most of our moans, whinges and complaints fade into insignificance when compared to what she has to face every day of her life

Makes you think, doesn’t it?

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