Set The Example
“Good will, caring regard, gentle words, loving deeds, peaceful actions – these then bring us closer to one another.” ~ Penny L Howe
Whether child or an adult, its human nature to watch what other people are doing in your vicinity. This means whether you’re paying attention or not, somebody else is probably paying attention to what you’re doing.
Children learn by example. From the time they’re old enough to move on their own, they will parrot their parents and siblings facial expressions, word usage and movements. Even as adults, many people mimic what others are doing.
More or less, everyday we all set an example based on what we do or don’t do! How we behave in a specific situation and so on.
So the obvious point here is what type of example are we setting?
Just by watching things unfold everywhere around the globe, I’m thinking we “all of us” need to work on this one. And more than just a little. Because its something each person can do, individually, to make a difference that matters.
Set an example that’s inspirational to others. One you can be proud of. One your family and friends can support and then duplicate. Starting with just one person – YOU!
A most pleasant weekend to everyone,
It’s all about us, so it seems,
our problems, our worries, our dreams!
But what about others?
What about them?
And how can we help them achieve?
I’m only one person, you say,
no one will do things my way.
but that just isn’t so
and just so you know,
the difference you make
… indeed may! (make a difference)
I do know that one thing is true
Depending on just what you do,
Being brave, not afraid
And showing the way,
Is the best way of all TO BE YOU!
(who will you motivate today?)
.Everyone have the best week possible!
Take care of you,
…a maze of complications.
So many distractions – everywhere today.
So much to do, places to go, things to accomplish.
It’s like trying to find your way through a complicated maze on many days. So many layers to filter through.
Multi-tasking does have it’s value. Organization also an excellent thing. But there is a point where attrition (a lessening of the quality of the endeavor) enters the mix.
Keep it simple but do quantify (measure the importance of things in your life). Goals sometimes demand sacrifice so be careful with what you choose to spend less time doing to reach your desired accomplishments.
That which we regret in life (we all have those) is hard to put our arms around. Both metaphorically and for real!
Is it worth the price? Yes sometimes hard choices. Always fall back on the important simple three things. Is it good/healthy for you? Does it make a positive difference to others. Does it add to your happiness? And no we can’t always have everything we want in life, but I think we can come a lot closer!
I wish you every success in your endeavors!
“Dream big, live bigger and love best!” Penny L Howe, 2012
A Maze Museum
A private thought here. When I feel like I’m caught up in the maze of life, I let my imagination go. My maze becomes a gigantic art museum that I browse through at my leisure, picking and choosing what moves me the most and then moving on. (Just a little bit of whimsy here lol!)
Thank you for visiting, have a very good day and a better tomorrow!
It is one Thing to learn and know a lesson.
Quite another thing to “Use it!” ~ Penny L. Howe
We have so much potential – each and every single one of us on this planet of ours. Please listen to your heart,. Grow and learn, share and LOVE!