"Ignis aurum probat, miseria fortes homines." ~Seneca (fire tries gold and Trials by Fire purifies humans).
Are you sick and tired of being sick and tired of life being stressful with all the negativity flying around with politics, religions, wars and rumors of wars, animals being hurt, abuse, etc.? As Gandhi said, “BE THE CHANGE” YOU WANT TO SEE IN THIS WORLD. Let’s quit thinking about what we don’t want or don’t like, and focus on changing the world positively. Be part of the solution!
Here’s the secret to affecting world peace in an IF/THEN scenario: “If you don’t tell at least three people a day that you love them, then you’ve probably wasted a day of your life.”
Try telling three people a day that you love them. Do this for one year, daily. Your life doesn’t change immensely, AND you might change someone else’s life through this assignment. There are many ways to say “I love you,” so be Creative. A smile might change someone’s world. Passing on a motivational quote or giving a long overdue hug. Being kind to an animal. Buying a meal who whoever needs it (person, animal or plant). Love paints many portraits, so paint your life into a personal permanent picture for the greater good. After all, what we do for ourselves is temporal, but what we do for others, it goes on. Make every day count.
Here are a few ideas to ‘pass on’ to help make the world a better place:
"You don't have to attend every fight you're invited to."
"Never get into a pissing contest with a skunk."
"Quit walking with the enemy."
"Show me your friends, and I'll show you your future."
“Say what you mean, mean what you say, but don't say it mean."
“Truth without compassion is cruelty."
“Make your wounds your wisdom.”
“We don’t forgive the ones who wronged us because they deserve forgiveness, but because we deserve peace.”
Look up Phoenix 490 on Facebook. PHOENIX 490 is for people who have or are turning coal into diamonds, lead into gold, and for some of us transforming tragedy into triumph. No matter how far down the scale we may have gone in life, our experiences can benefit others. Be the change. In God's Economy, nothing is wasted.
But sometimes we make mistakes and say things we shouldn’t, no matter how long we've been in Earth School, ‘stuff happens.' Saying I LOVE YOU in the mirror counts, too, especially on the bad days.