Sunday, January 24, 2010

Social Signs

Title: Social Signs
Part of positive and purposeful living is to pay attention. Pay attention to the details of your life as well as the lives around you. When I wrote the personal signs post yesterday, I began to pay attention of the social signs around me. Okay, maybe not social signs, but maybe signs other people want us to see.

I began to think “what does the sign say about our society, the company, or the person?” Let me give you some examples of what I have seen just riding the bus home from work as well as our drive south about 30 minutes when we went out to dinner with birthday boy Christian last night. What do you think they say about our society?

•Picture of Desmond Tutu on a billboard with the statement: His Moral compass points towards equality
•Billboard with no company listed that reads: Recession 101: Self worth is more important than net worth
•Sign on a paint manufacturing sign: Psalms 40:16 –This verse is “But may all who seek you rejoice and be glad in you; may those who love your salvation always say, “The Lord be exalted!”
•Bumper Stickers: Free Tibet, My other kid is German Sheppard, Wall Drug, Ex-wife in trunk, and Obama
•Ad on the bus: Metro Transit – Powered by Minnesota Agriculture
•Healthcare Partners Billboard: Sleep. Health should be that easy and Vaccinate: Health should be that easy
•Salvation Army Sign: Volunteers Welcomed!
•The Gold Guys: Our Prices will NOT be beat!
•TGiF - Everyday is Friday at TGiF's!

Take a look around today and notice the signs. They are out there for all to see. What do they say about your neighborhood, your state, a company, our society, our world? By paying attention and noticing these details of life, we can continue to solidify the values that are important to each of us.

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