Spatially Oblivious

Recently I was at a Starbucks to get a latte.  As I proceeded to the condiment stand, I couldn’t help but notice that a gentlemen was standing in front of the stand in such a way that I couldn’t even reach for a napkin.  It was amazing how he was just plain dominating the entire space in front of the condiments.

Just then a Starbucks employee comes over and saves the day for me.  I mentioned how I thought that was kind of rude, and the Starbucks employee says we have a name for those customers……They are “Spatially Oblivious”  I started laughing because he was right on the money.  I said, I have to do a video about that.

So what does being “spatially oblivious” have to do with being grateful?

Well it reminded me how a lot of people seem to be oblivious to all that they have in their life.  It is so easy to get in our own little world, have our own pity party and just flat become oblivious to all of the wonderful things that we have in our life.

Whether it is cell phones, or any other handheld device, that is distracting us, maybe it’s time to step back and ask yourself….Have I become Spatially Oblivious?

Now the gratitude tip of the day……. Take a moment today to think about something that you might be oblivious to, and then think about how grateful you are for your blessings and abundance…….. 

Author:
David George Brooke - That Gratitude Guy, has been a speaker, coach, and best-selling author for over 25 years. He is a former Nordstrom store manager and has managed in the corporate world for over 30 years. His published works include “That Gratitude Guy’s Daily Gratitude Journal”, “Monday Morning Minutes: 100 Messages of Gratitude”, “Six-Word Lessons to Embrace Gratitude” and a number of other books on gratitude. As a result of his passion for gratitude he has presented over 850 speeches & workshops in the past 9 years, including over 100 Zoom presentations in the last 2 years during the pandemic. He travels nationally and internationally to deliver this important message. He has over 1700 gratitude videos on YouTube, and over 1500 subscribers. Thousands have seen his message, and he is now considered a leading authority on how living a life of gratitude can enhance and improve your life both personally and professionally. He resides in Seattle, Washington.

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