Do the best you can, however you can, with what you have and where you are.
Be the positive change that you wish to see and experience in this world.
I am sure every one of you reading this will agree that there is too much violence, tragedy and hatred in the world. Far too often there is something happening that affects people’s lives, causing pain, loss and suffering, and saddens us with disbelief, feelings of despair and heavy hearts.
At the same time we hear of, read and witness outpourings of love and a collective spirit of humankindness that offers hope, support and healing. The positive power of people joining together from all over the world in compassion helps those who need it the most and also creates a bond of peace and unity that inspires us all.
Today, I want to send out an everyday reminder for each one of us. Remember to C.A.R.E.TM. Simple as that. The word care itself implies attention, nurturing, thoughtfulness and sensitivity. I created the C.A.R.E. TM acronym a few years ago which combines the words celebrate, appreciate, respect and encourage. I strongly believe that if we can do the best we can everyday to take action and celebrate, appreciate, respect and/or encourage someone (that someone may be ourselves) then positive change happens. It happens by changing the way we think, the way we feel about ourselves and others, the way we make others feel, the way we behave, the choices we make, the way we interact with others. This is a start to creating good change in our own lives and in the lives of others. This is the way we create positive change in the world because this type of movement has a ripple effect that knows no boundaries. It breaks down barriers and connects us as human beings. The best part is this is free; all it involves is belief, authenticity and action.
Here’s to creating hope, love, healing and peace for the people of our world. Although it may seem that individually it is challenging or impossible to create good change, this is not true. We may “feel” powerless, we may “feel” hopeless, we may “feel” insignificant, but this is not true either. Do the best you can, however you can, with what you have and where you are. Be the positive change you wish to see and experience in our world. The day is today, the time is now and good happens……one action, one person at a time.
Together in the journey,