Today is Wednesday, which means it’s time for the Inspirational word of the week.
Connectors: (noun) A person or thing that connects.
I read the Tipping Point by Malcolm Gladwell a couple of years ago. To quote Wikipedia he wrote “Connectors are the people who link us up with the world…….people with a special gift for bringing the world together.”
The picture above is of a bunch of connectors I have collected over the years. Most of them I have found while walking with Tootsie. Some of them I came across while I was moving back from Brasil. There was one I didn’t pick up, but I will always remember……..it was a rusty, dirty, salt-stained gator clip. I noticed it because of what it was, but didn’t want to stop and touch it, much less put it into my pocket. All of these years later, I still think of that clip because it made me think of what kind of a connection it would make. What kind of a connection I would make. What kind of connection I have with other people.
While at the Henry Ford Museum with my son and his 4th grade class today. I came across this quote from Charles Eames, of the Eames chair fame, which reads
“Eventually everything connects- people, ideas, objects. The quality of the connections is the key to quality per se.”
What kind of a connection are you making? What kind of connectors are you looking for?
I’d love to hear what you think!
Have a great week!