Happy Thursday, Everyone!!
So we're moving on to the letter B in my A to Z Blogging Challenge. I'm going say up front that I struggled with this letter because I don't want to come off preachy or worse, self-righteous.
Here is a little unknown fact about me. I hate the news. News depresses me and that's a hard thing to do – depress me, that is. For hours, sometimes days later, I am still running through those stories and asking why it has to be like this?
I'm about to date myself but Anne Murray's song A Little Good News Today expresses how I feel perfectly! Take a listen...
My sweet mom use to say that so many of the problems we face everyday could be solved if we all just try to be a better person. I guess it's not really a better person but more the better person. If we just stop, take a step back before we let those hateful words spill from our mouths; if we stop shoveling out the anger that sometimes boils up inside of us and take a few moments to calm down; if we could just not allow our spiraling emotions to rule our hearts; if we could just shake all hate-related thoughts from our heads and not allow them to rule and ruin our lives....how different our experiences could be.
My favorite quote of all time is:
Holy Bible John 13:34 New King James Version
A new commandment I give to you, that you love one another; as I have loved you, that you also love one another.
These few words ask that we all do one thing: treat each other the way we want to be treated. It sounds so very simple, such an easy solution. Why is it so hard?
I want to challenge you----I'll take the challenge myself. Spend the next twenty-four hours trying to be that better person---more compassionate, less angry, less frustrated, less impatient, more forgiving, more uplifting, more others-centered instead of self-centered than you were yesterday.
Come back and leave a comment about how it worked out. Changing the way you deal with the people in your life for such a short period of time may not change the world. But did it may change your world? I'll bet you a chapter in my new book that it improves the impact you have on someone - maybe even you!
Have a great day and be nice to one another.
Hugs to all,
Nancy C. Weeks
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