Friday, September 30, 2016

Be the Change you want to see in the World

Be the change you want to see in the World – Mahatma Gandhi

I feel so strongly about this these words I had them tattooed on my forearm for everyone I come in contact with to see. Not that I am suggesting you do the same BUT I am suggesting you take this words to heart and try to live them every day.

If you are like most people you probably feel that you cannot change the world. But change always happens in increments. Tiny, sometimes almost imperceptible steps that add up over time and lead to vast changes in the world around you.  I would like the people in the world to be kinder to one another. How do I help make that happen? By being kinder to everyone I meet. I hold the door open for someone, I’ll make eye contact with a complete stranger and say “hope your having a great day”, and I smile more. Simple things that do indeed make a difference to those around me.

What about you? Can you smile more, can you make it a point to use the cashier’s name the next time you are checking out at the supermarket. “Hey Kathy, how is your day going?” 9 times out of 10 she’ll perk up and engage you in a short conversation. Doesn’t happen all the time but beats just standing there staring at the food as she scans it, right?

We all have more power to produce change than we realize. Start small and see how you feel. I promise you will like the feeling and you’ll want to do more. You will become a change agent. And when there are enough agents incredible things will happen.