Sunday, it was just a little problem – but it impacted people all over the world. There was a misconfiguration shown on the static page. Cloudfare saw ISP communication interrupted. It was due to an incorrect flowspec rule on the BGP update at the CA3 data center.
I know you got all that – well maybe not. It makes my brain hurt just typing it.
Bottom line – our Internet didn’t work.
Because of that, we lost connection and couldn’t reach out to many with whom we wanted to connect. A simple line of data on a computer in Mississauga, Canada … in an update … caused outages all over the world.
We may think we are independent. We may be trying to live a life where we don’t “need” anyone. But we need to remember, no man is an island – no man stands alone.
We are all connected. And what hurts one person impacts others, what causes one sorrow spreads to many … joys, happiness, sorrow, pain … spreads.
So, how should this concept impact my life?
- Recognize each person around you – like it or not, they impact you.
- Appreciate each person around you – they are God’s creation and deserve respect.
- Show kindness to people around you – Treating them kindly will reap kindness (mostly) but treating them harshly will reap a different result. You reap what you sow.
So, let’s make it a bit clearer on how to impact others and create a ripple effect that reaches way out …
- Listen to them
- Affirm them
- Serve them
- Show kindness to them
In s world where we put others before ourselves, imagine what kind of impact that would have all across the globe.
Start today – with one person.
It will make a difference.