“The world is changed by your example not by your opinion.”
Changing the world. It is a dream that I’m sure we have all either once had or will have. Its something I dream about every day. The challenge though is how. Is it through our thoughts as to what is right or wrong in the world and what should be done about it? No that is our opinion according to Brazilian lyricist Paul Coelho in today’s quote. Now, what can help to change the world is by our example as to how we conduct ourselves each and every day. This includes but is not limited to how we treat and serve others and through random acts of kindness.
This week schools around the world will be displaying random acts of kindness in celebration of being kind to one another leading up to World Kindness Day. It should go without saying but kindness is not a one day or week kind of thing. It is and should be an every day occurance.
Remember that we can only change one thing and that is ourselves. We need to lead by example. When we do this, we can in fact change the course of our lives and that of those around us. In fact we can do even better that: we can change the world.
What does this quote mean to you and how can you apply today’s message towards managing yourself better?