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In a recent post I said that the change of the world starts with the choices that we make every day. This is more true than most people ever realize. There are very few of us who don’t want the world to be a better place, but there are also very few of us who are doing anything to change it.
Every day we are faced with a million choices, and in our minds, our memories, we know of other choices that we can make, even if they’re not forced upon us by what happens in the day. The thing is, people are making all the wrong choices. The media and society have stripped us of our humanity, and now we barely even think of doing the things that we should be doing.
I said in that post that we need to be helping each other. That is so incredibly true. We need to stop hating and start caring. We need to stop being selfish and start giving. We have to have faith that things can change, and we need to take actions every day to ensure that that change happens.
Smile at someone rather than glaring. Hold your tongue rather than speaking negatively. Share something positive rather than negative. Give to charity rather than complaining about the problem. When you see people being treated badly, vow and take action to ensure that you never treat anyone that way. Offer a kind word to a stranger. Give and expect nothing in return. Love freely even if your heart may be broken. Form friendships online and off as if they will be true forever.
We can all do so much more. I know that I could do more, and believe me, I’m searching for ways to do that every day. I am always looking for ways to be a better, more giving person. Are you? Do you actually care about those names you see online? Do you care about the people you pass on the street? Do you think of being kind to them, helping them, even though you may never get anything from it? Probably not, but the good news is, today is the perfect day to change that.
Today, right now, you can start being a better person. You can start giving, caring, loving, sharing in ways that you never did before. Give money if you can, be there personally if you can, but never underestimate the power of a phone call or text or online message. Everything you do and say, every look on your face and word from your mouth has an impact. You can choose to start being better right now, and commit that to being your way of life.
It may sound hard or thankless, and sometimes it is. Sometimes it is tremendously rewarding. Either way, it’s how people should be. We were never meant to be so cold to each other. Choose to be better right now, and for the rest of your life. Set a good example for everyone who comes through your experience. Change can happen, but each and every one of us has to choose to make it a reality.