Ripples #767: See The Best.
For our tribe of busy people who believe in
unleashing Ripples of compassion & kindness: uRock!
27 Jan 2014
A loving person lives in a loving world.
A hostile person lives in a hostile world;
everyone you meet is your mirror.
-Ken Keyes, Jr., shared by Heather in Anchorage, AK
If we see only the worst,
it destroys our capacity to do something.
If we remember those times and places—
-and there are so many—
-where people have behaved magnificently,
this gives us the energy to act,
and at least the possibility
of sending this spinning top of a world
in a different direction.
-Howard Zinn, shared by David in San Luis Obispo, CA
There are big heaps of good stuff in the world, along with plenty of poopiness as well. It is important not to ignore the yucky stuff completely, as there are lessons to be learned and people to be cautious about. Sometimes, though, we can get too focused on the difficulties. That can harden our heart which then makes it more difficult to see any of the positive aspects of life…which then causes to lose hope and our heart further hardens.
If you need a lift this week, I dare you to practice focusing on the upbeat people and happy happenings and delightful other-things that you encounter. It may not be possible (or prudent) to ONLY see the good stuff, but keeping your eyes open for sunshine will likely make your day brighter. And that could make all the difference.