I’ve always wished there was media that just told us all the great stuff going on in the world. I wonder how that would shift things. Everyone with hope and full hearts, hearing about things from a completely different perspective. They could cover the bad stuff, but from a different angle. Like this is the latest disaster, but here are the hero’s and here are all the great outcomes despite it. I think it would take some getting used to, as we would probably feel bad for not acknowledging the worst of the worst. We would have to get used to not focusing on the fear, the terror, the worst case scenario. We could avoid shame and guilt by acknowledging those hurt or traumatized or lost, but we would balance it with the positive. I wonder how that would look? I wonder how that could shift us? I wonder how it would motivate someone to desire to be on the front of Rolling Stone magazine for doing something awesome, instead of bombing a marathon.
It’s up to us to undertake it, one good deed at a time. To increase the vibration of the planet by having a positive influence on those around us. Those we come into contact with every day. Smiling makes a difference. Holding open a door. Being kind when behind the wheel is a good one… how about letting someone in instead of cutting someone off? Cultivating kindness and patience. Being generous with your time. Making eye contact. Listening to their story instead of talking over them with yours. So many little things to make such a humongous difference.
Do at least one today. Be mindful of it. Expect nothing in return, knowing that the ultimate reward would be that person doing something and continuing the chain of positivity.
Know that you can make a difference. But it has to start today.