Yesterday I had the privilege of meeting the founder of Liter of Light, Illac Diaz to brainstorm. What an inspiration! Humility personified.
When you meet a person who cares deeply for his fellow man and woman, and is selfless in the life he leads, it’s a humbling moment. Its an inspiration that if one man can make a difference, so can we?
We talked about the Philippines and its people, and how they sometimes are INVISIBLE to society. This struck a chord. How many people come into your life that are ‘invisible’ Do you know the name of the person who is contracted to clean your offices, do you give them time? I don’t always take notice of those around me, and sometimes the needs that are much closer than expected.
Many years ago we did a film shoot for Prince Edward with Nelson Mandela about South Africa’s re admittance into to Commonwealth. Being in an icons presence was one thing, but after the shoot he asked that I introduce our crew to him, and he gave 15 individuals each some attention, ‘they were not invisible to one of the most prominent persons in the world’ We left knowing we had just been and met a man who deeply cared for his fellow man. An icon who led by example.
If a great leader of our time, treated the invisible as visible, can we not look outward as a society and see our fellow humans, and show them that we care, especially those in need.
The conversation with Illac was thought provoking, it made me think do we treat our fellow man and woman with dignity and respect, especially those who work for us. Those who serve the community, those who’s efforts and work is often un seen yet vital to society?
Together with two hands we can all make a difference even if we positively effect one others persons life. Imagine if every person on the planet thought with an outward attitude of heart, what a different world we would be living in today?