“We are good people. May we spend each of our days bringing out the very best in one another.” ~Plh
So how is your ‘attitude footprint’ doing?
We all hear about our individual ‘carbon footprint’ and I am a strong believer that we should cultivate responsible behavior with the use of our precious natural resources.
But just as precious as natural resources are our human resources. Recently I’ve been giving a lot of thought to the ever increasing negative ‘attitude footprints’ we’ve been leaving.
Our daily attitudes are shaped by personal situations aided and abetted by individual emotions and thought processes along with our reactions to current, local and international events as well as social media interactions.
Fear of change, fear of the unknown and fear of things that are different to each of us can easily beget judgments which too often lead to cruelty, rudeness, being mean in thought, word and deed and it appears that today these things are considered, by many, to not just be okay but normal in the everyday of things. Judging others has become prevalent in our society. Honestly, none of us is well equipped to judge others. We each have our weaknesses and shortcomings.
Yet as long as we’ve decided to ignore or be a part of what in our hearts we know to be wrong, our negative “footprint” will continue to grow.
We’re better than this. I know we are. And we can individually improve things by remembering not to judge others and by being thoughtful and considerate most especially to those who share different beliefs and opinions than we do.
May your today be good and your tomorrow even better.
I wish you well,