"Be the change you wish to see in the world." I think that quote is one of the most recognizable quotes in the world. Despite it being well known and sometimes over used, it holds such great meaning for me.
"Be the change" I can be that! All it takes is one person to put a ripple in a river, I am a stone that could cause that. My one action could cause a ripple. That ripple will travel down the river where it will meet with other rivers. I bet that each of those rivers will have positive ripples in them too! And eventually we'll make our way to an ocean, slowly but surely we will. When we meet with the force of the ocean we will become a wave! A giant wave that could truly change the world if we believed in it with all of our heart. One person can be the change because there are millions of other people working towards a positive change as well. We may not know each other, we may not even be in the same country, but we are all working towards positives changes. Together, we help each other, we may not even know it but we are.
I want to be the change. I hope that by the end of my life I will have caused positive change in this world. I hope that I will have motivated people to change their lives and the lives of those that surround them. And the change I'm working towards isn't much, it's nothing dramatic. I just ask that people look out for each other. Whether it is physically, emotionally, mentally, or financially, look out for each other.
I try to help others whenever I can. I may not have the money to go out and buy a person what they need. But if I already have it, I will share what I have with that person. If they are down on their luck, I'll paint them a picture with the supplies I already have. I believe that a little something can impact a person's life in a big way. That little something could completely change their life around! It could lift their spirits to the point that they feel like reaching out to others. It could empower them to go out and change the world in their own way. All you have to do is look out for those around you, do a little something for those you know (or don't know).
I believe that change will come to be through my words and actions. I would like to think that every time I smile, it causes someone else to smile. When they smile, it will make another person smile. It hopefully becomes a giant chain reaction full of smiles. One smile could lead to hundreds or thousands of smiles! And when you smile and really mean it, it makes you feel good. You feel warm, light hearted, sometimes filled with a giddy feeling. Why not share that feeling with someone else? All you have to do is smile, smile with your mouth, smile with your eyes, just smile.
I feel that one day people are going to look back on this blog and become inspired. I don't know what the world will be like 100 years from now. I'm hoping though that change will have come. I hope that people will do good for other people every day, not just during the holiday season. I hope that people smile for no other reason other than they are happy to be alive. I hope the world will be a very different place that always strives to move forward in positive ways.
Become the change you wish to see in the world if you haven't already. Imagine the impact 100 years from now. Let that inspire and push you to change your life and those of others. When you feel like you can't do it, just think of the possible change. Be the change.