Becoming The Change Podcast (Episode 490): The Spark of Life

Welcome to the Becoming The Change Podcast. Each daily reading focuses on a different quote on how we can best apply it to our own moral compass and one of the five areas in Social Emotional Learning: Self-Awareness, Self-Management, Social Awareness, Relationship Skills and Responsible Decision Making. Thank you for listening and we hope you consider subscribing to the podcast for future episodes.

The Spark of Life

“Each of us has a spark of life inside us, and our highest endeavor ought to be to set off that spark in one another.”

-Kenny Ausubel

A book that I have often referenced to people and within this blog/podcast is A Flicker of Hope by Julia Cook. Its premise is to say that HOPE is our children’s window for a better tomorrow. In terms of resilience and well-being, hope is a critically important predictor of success. It reminds children and adults that dark clouds can be temporary and asking for help is always okay. We all have times when we need to borrow a little hope from someone else.

Social entrepreneur Kenny Ausubel’s quote for today refers us to exactly that same line of thinking. We each have a spark inside us which he refers as our spark of life. In this we are challenged with reaching our highest purpose which he believes is to set that same spark in one another. In essence to pay things forward. That to me is at the heart of any relationship. It is an equal balance of give and take. No relationship ever survives when it is one sided.

There are times that we are the ones who help inspires someone who may be down in the dumps and needs a pick up. And sometimes this is done by others when we need that same pick me up. If we remember our true purpose is serving others then we can help others reach their highest potential and without even knowing, ours too.

What does this quote mean to you and how can you apply today’s message towards developing your relationship skills?

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A special thank you to Feedspot for recognizing the Becoming The Change podcast as one of the Top 10 Social Emotional Learning Podcasts  on the internet. It is an honor to be amongst the other podcasts on this list as we all strive to make this world a better place.

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