What do we do in our daily lives to try to make a change in the world around us? Is it helping a friend, passing along a smile, going green, contributing money to a charitable organization, or just a kind word? Do we do any of these at all or are we just too busy in our own little worlds that we just don't find the time or simply forget? You turn on the news each day to only hear of all the misery and violence out there in the world, but how often do we get to see an uplifting story of a kind, charitable act? It's like we are more proned to pay attention to the horrible things than the good ones. Why is that? Are we so desensitized to the point that we are looking for some sort of sick rush to see if we can still react? That's not a bad thing but it's just a thing we can do without. How about getting a rush from something better? If you contribute to a charity that is great but actually involving yourself mentally and physically into that charity creates more of a feel good rush that you can only get by volunteering. It makes you feel proud and well, just warm and fuzzy inside.
Just by also keeping a more positve vibe in our hearts and soul goes a long way. That warm smile you give a stranger walking along the street can really turn that person's day around. A friendly hello, thank you, or your welcome goes far nowadays in this world that seems to have lost the whole concept of being mannerly. You can hold a door for someone or help carry a bag that someone is having difficulty with. A small act of kindess does indeed make a big change, even if it's towards one person. Because then maybe, that one person passes it along to another, and that person passes it along, and so on.
What do all of you out there think? Is this something everyone can consciously remember to do each day or is it just a pipe dream?