Hope Challenge

April 28th, 2009

helping-handWe go through our days acknowledging those who have made us feel important or special.  There might have been a particularly helpful clerk in a store or a fire police member who was directing traffic around an accident that took the time to explain the detour not just wave you on without any offer of direction.  There may have been someone you work with who acknowledged your hard work.  Someone said thank you for something ordinary.  You might find that you are the recipient of a random act of kindness.  That always makes us feel good and we are thankful for it.

But, how quickly do we forget?  Most of us in this country quickly take others for granted and expect people to be nice and pleasant to us just because we feel we are so important.  Friends, that is arrogant and selfish.  We are bound to lead a miserable life, or at least a life of disappointment,  if we actually live that out.  We as individuals must change our focus.

The greatest way to change our focus is to place others ahead of ourselves.  That’s not easy to do.  But if we wake up each morning, vowing to make a difference in someone elses day, we can change that focus rather quickly for that is truly what we were created for.  Our perspective changes when we shift from an inward focus to an outward focus and suddenly we are the one that someone else is thankful for and marveling at because we were kind when there was no reason for it.

I challenge you to look for a way to make someone elses day.  The challenge is this:  go out and perform a random act of kindness with no expectation for anything to be returned.  I guarantee you will get far more in return.  I have found that people actually are pleasant and enjoyable if you just treat them in accordance with that rediculous “golden rule.”  Honestly,  As whacky as we have come to believe that it is, it actually works.  Believe that you can make a difference.  There is hope.  Pass it on.

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One Response

  1. Anonymous Says:

    love ya, keep up the good work!!!

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