I woke up this morning thinking about change. Thinking about how we begin to change our world, one person at a time. That’s exactly it. We create change one person at a time, one action at a time, one THOUGHT at a time.
Change begins with us and within us. The world will not become a better place by leaving it up to someone else. Change will not happen as long as we believe things are not our problem or that we don’t make a difference.
Change begins within us. By changing how we see ourselves and treat ourselves, we begin to change the way we see others and treat others. By changing how we see others and treat others, we begin a ripple effect that reaches out over the miles changing how others see and treat each other.
Change does not and will not happen overnight, but over time. It happens by creating habits of gratitude, kindness, and other positive energies. It happens through patience and love.
If you ever find yourself thinking or saying that this world needs to change the path it is headed down, remember that YOU can begin steering it along a new path by taking your own personal baby steps of change within yourself and your own community.
Are you being the person that you wish others would be? We cannot complain about greed, when we ourselves will not share with another. We cannot complain about violence, when we ourselves still use violent language. We cannot complain about hatred, when we cannot love even ourselves.
Decide today what baby steps you will take and in what time span. Be patient but consistent and see what kind of changes are created in your world.