“We are more connected than ever before, more able to spread our ideas and beliefs, our anger and fears. As we exercise the right to advocate our views, and as we animate our supporters, we must all assume responsibility for our words and actions before they enter a vast echo chamber and reach those both serious and delirious, connected and unhinged.” … Bill Clinton
We have so much more impact on the people around us than we give ourselves credit for. A word, a smile or even a listening ear can all make such a difference and whether you are someone of “importance’ in the world or simply your own unique and important-to-the-Universe self it behooves you, it behooves us all, to take the time to consider before we act or speak.
I believe that in these hurry-hurry days with people rushing to and fro … from work … to and from children’s soccer or hockey games … that it is more important than ever to remember to pause … breath … and maybe even smile! No-one outside of ourselves can give us the gift of time … or … the gift of enjoying the simple gifts of our world … be they our children, the beauty of nature around us or simply our own unique selves.
It is time to take responsibility for ourselves and to honour the beautiful souls whom we are and the amazing contributions of which we are capable of making – simply by being ourselves. Each of us is here for a reason. Whilst that reason may be … and even remain … one of Life’s little mysteries it does not negate the fact that said reason exists.
Today is the day to act as if … as if what we said and thought mattered … as if the things that we did made a difference … as if we have impact. Now … in this Now … is the time to make your “as if’s” count for something positive!
Godspeed and Joyful Journeying Everyone