Tuesday, August 2, 2016

Put Good Out Into The World

It seems as if the flags will fly at half mast forever more. Each week there is news of devastation in the world: war, terrorism, random mass killings, politics, famine, disease, and natural calamities. It seems as if the world is in a downward spiral of chaos and darkness. So what can you do to stop it? Probably nothing. It's true. But you can put good out into the world. You can put out light, happiness, kindness, laughter, and joy.

"So much darkness. Offer whatever light you can."

You may think you won't make a difference, and you probably won't make global newspaper headlines, but each good thought you think, each good deed you do has unknown far reaching effects.

"Not a day goes by that the world still doesn't quake with your impact--
 the ground beneath me will always shake because of you."

A smile and a hug may change the course of another's day, potentially shifting their actions from bad to good, thus affecting more lives in return because of your kindness. You will never know it in this life, but in the next life you will see the far reaching consequences of your actions, good and bad. The more good you put out now, the easier it will be to watch your life in review and own up to all you accomplished.

"Some believe it is only great power that can hold evil in check, but 
that is not what I have found. It is the small everyday deeds of ordinary 
folk that keep the darkness at bay. Small acts of kindness and love."

We get so caught up in our own lives, so ego-centric, by natural design of self preservation. But the more we reach outside of ourselves, the more we learn about ourselves and come to love ourselves and others.

"We are here to awaken from our illusion of seperateness (sic)."

When we look for good in the universe, we find it. When we put out good in the universe, it finds us in return.

"I've found that focusing on the good or bad in a 
person tends to cause those attributes to grow."

Seek out the light and success of others, and let if fuel your fire to shine brighter. We're not here to just compete, we're here on a team. The best race is the human race.

"Call me crazy but I love to see people happy and 
succeeding. Life is a journey, not a competition."

"Some people want it to happen, some wish it would happen, others make it happen." Make it happen, put good out into the world. Be the light in the darkness that gives hope to others. Do it now and always.

"Some people want it to happen, some wish it would happen, others make it happen."

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