~Thich Nhat Hanh
Happiness, health, prosperity and peace, a better world for our children – all of us want these same things in life. I believe that our wish for a harmonious world begins and ends with doing good. This holds the power to positively transform us from the inside and then ripple out in ever expanding circles, impacting the world at large. You can find your place in life by choosing to think good, speak good and do good.
Good starts with each one of us as an individual. It’s a personal journey filled with opportunities on which you can choose to act as your heart desires. Driven by the energy of goodness and authentic goodwill, you can find and connect to yourself profoundly, and make extraordinary things happen to you. All the circles of life around you will be touched by this, and it colors the world with positivity.
Taking personal responsibility for coming up with new ideas and solutions for the challenges we face in life moves us towards a collective, positive future. This is the gift we give to ourselves and to our world when we choose goodness and take action towards it. Collectively, our good deeds are gaining momentum together, and a critical mass of goodness is building up in the world, to replace outdated beliefs that are no longer working.
Not much is needed to do good, it is simple, and everyone can do it. Picking up litter on the street and throwing it in the bin, a smile that brightens someone else’s day, a listening ear, these are simple acts of kindness that make an immediate difference in our surroundings, while also positively affecting us on a personal level. Other acts of doing good can involve volunteering with your community, sprucing up your neighborhood, renovating schools, helping out with the needy, and more.
Whatever is closest to your heart, find the activity that best suits you, and connect to that positive energy from within, which inspires, empowers and enriches lives.
Each and every one of us can give of themselves for the benefit of others, according to their own skill and abilities. Each one of us has a place where we can use our unique talents for the greater good. When more and more people think good, speak good and do good, you’ll see that together, in expressing our goodwill and faith in our abilities, we’re creating a lasting and real change, for us and future generations.
Just imagine the impact when people from all walks of life, age, and background, give of themselves for the benefit of others, society and the planet. We can move more quickly towards good is we focus on it and continue to expand the circles.
Each one has a part to play in our collective future.