Last week during the CSUN (California State University, Northridge ) Adaptive technology conference, the chorus of a classic popular song reminded us of what’s really important in life. One of the most beautiful songs ever sung began playing inside our heads, and as a mantra, it inspired us to express our feelings and not to be afraid of them and the truth they bring.
At our Project RAY booth We had the pleasure and the honor to meet one of the most outstanding singer-songwriters of all time when the legendary Stevie Wonder visited our booth to attend a demonstration of our new phone and experience for himself the enhanced accessibility and limitless world we offer our vision-impaired users.
His very presence reminded us that before we let ourselves feel unhappy, we need to take a moment to remember the people we love.
These days with our hectic, always-on-the- go lifestyles, it’s all too easy to forget to take a few minutes to reach out to the ones we love and remind them how important they are to us. We forget to call our parents—we’re too busy with our work and personal worries. We forget to call an old friend who used to make us laugh and showed us the silver lining in every gray sky. We convince ourselves it’s best not to call an old love who still crosses our hearts and reminds us how we felt when we were together. How alive we felt! How happy we were.
The surest way to make yourself feel miserable and unfulfilled is to continue overthinking things. Now and then you have to stop thinking with your brain and start feeling with your heart. Maybe that sounds like a cliché, but there’s a reason they’re called clichés—usually, there is truth in those old familiar sayings.
We want to spread love and happiness around the world.
Don’t be afraid to tell someone you love him or her. Don’t be afraid to follow your heart and heed the messages it sends you. If you miss someone, take a moment, give them a call and tell them. Don’t wait. Do it now. Grab our Ray Phone and tell someone “I just called to say I love you.” No matter the distance, no matter the visual impairment, no matter the obstacles that you think exist, be brave and say it! There are no obstacles where there is love.
Still doubt us? Listen to our favorite performer, Steve Wonder. He knows about love!