Wednesday, March 30, 2011
If you were a child who was being hurt wouldn't you want someone to save you? If you were being bullied at school wouldn't you want someone to stop it? If you were being attacked on the streets wouldn't you want someone to help you? If you were the one who needed a helping hand wouldn't you want someone to reach out to lend you a hand? Be a hero to someone today by simply showing them the compassion that you would want shown to you if you were in their shoes.
Monday, March 28, 2011
Make a memorable experience with a brief encounter with someone that will positively last forever in their mind. In an instant upon feeling a way that you personally can impact another persons life, even if it is to just simply bring a true smile, act on that impulse. The spontaneous, random "why would they do that for me" reaction you will get will be a memory for a lifetime for you and them. A random act of kindness can last a lifetime but it is only possible if you do an act of kindness.
Friday, March 25, 2011
In a world where hate can be felt everywhere a relaxed smile directed your way can grab your attention. Try making eye contact and with a big smile on your face watch an onlooker relax their angry growling face that turns instantly into a calm curiosity and without warning see their smile come alive in response to your warm smile. Sometimes in life in even a crowded mall, you must be be the first to smile and pass it on to get others mood heading in the right direction. Set the mood wherever you go.
Wednesday, March 23, 2011
Today is the day to start doing the right thing because the wrong way doesn't seem to lead anywhere but down a path that leads to trouble. As soon as you realize that you are heading in the wrong direction while traveling on vacation on unfamiliar roads you turn around before you get too far away off the path. It is the same in your life's journeys. If you see that what you are doing is leading you further away from what you were heading for then turn around because you are on an endless road that gets you further off track.
Monday, March 21, 2011
If people could only understand that if they want a long lasting happy marriage they have to quit getting divorced just because they get angry. No matter how many times you get married nor to who, your gonna get on each others nerves and get angry. You are naturally different and it may not feel like "home sweet home" but you can adjust and bend or keep getting married and divorced. Today is my 29th wedding anniversary and we are still naturally different and have to adjust and bend like a pretzel.
Friday, March 18, 2011
Stop blaming one generation for the insanity we see in society. It took five generations to wipe out compassion. Each generation replacing anger for their hurt from their past, never passing on the good things only sharing their hate. Plant a seed of kindness and humanity will replace the insanity we see on our streets. You can blame it on the moon if you want to or accept that it is what it is and figure out how to let go of your anger so that it will not be passed on to other generations.
Wednesday, March 16, 2011
WOW, if you think it is hard to be positive when you are surrounded by anger from every direction, try getting people to listen to something positive. That is so frustrating it is enough to ruin a good day. I can shout till I am blue in the face it seems everyone is too angry to hear. I could paint 1000 pictures but they are too angry to see it. I can only send you a smile and hope you can feel it and pass it on.
Monday, March 14, 2011
Many people may agree that people are so full of anger that compassion hasn't a chance but they are too angry to see that they are just as angry. There is only a chance if seeds of compassion are planted so that it can grow. Just like you won't get to enjoy the harvest of vegetables from your garden unless you plant one. Tomatoes don't just pop up ready for you to eat. Plant seeds of kindness wherever you go and watch compassion in society grow.
Friday, March 11, 2011
If only you could see the ripple effect that can damage those who simply come in your path as you angrily rant and rave and spew hate onto them. A brief encounter in life that unfortunately happens again and again. You won't feel better and what angered you remains the same but your seed of anger that you planted onto another will remain a seed that will grow. If you plant seeds of kindness then compassion will grow.
Wednesday, March 9, 2011
As winter has been around long enough to freeze out all signs of the spring colors and made it impossible for the last of the leaves to hang on to the tree, the seasons in our life can also leave us feeling chilled to the bone. The freezing temperatures from the winter will seem like a distant memory and springtime will soon be here with all it's colors that will bloom once again. Find warmth in knowing that a change of season is coming in your personal life as well as in nature.
Monday, March 7, 2011
Surround yourself with people that won't let you down when you need picked up or shove you to the side for their own gain. If you have to compromise your standards you will be better off standing alone. Doing the right thing at times can feel lonely but it's better than having your character drug to the ground by following others only to be left with mud on your face and a reputation that won't leave you a leg to stand on.
Friday, March 4, 2011
How in the world are you suppose to get in a Happy Zone when you are surrounded or should I say incased in a cloud of gloom and doom? The answer may not be clearly seen but unless you look for it you will never find it. You wouldn't feel doomed or always gloomy if you flushed out those negative thoughts and gave positive thoughts room to get in. A change in your life can only happen if something changes.
Wednesday, March 2, 2011
As I watched a group of Girl Scouts selling their famous cookies, it brought a warmth to my heart to see people stop by with a smile for them. In a time when it seems the world had no compassion for anyone. The Girl Scouts brought out their sleeping caring hearts. That was beautiful to watch over and over again as it was hard for people to ignore. Although going door to door is too dangerous, the Girl Scouts still safely bring a smile.:)