Change your world and the world changes
...here it is in all its blinking simplicity: Change Your World, and The World Changes. We are not powerless....
This is not the time to throw up our hands, nor to exhaust ourselves over-defining our problems. It is time to choose our lives. In so doing, we’ll have a rippling impact that will make all the difference.
If we are sick of foreign wars, make peace with our personal enemies.
If we are concerned with our nation’s debt, save our own money.
If we are sickened by materialism, buy only what we really value.
If we are concerned with global warming, conserve, walk, telecommute.
If we are worried about the environment, recycle, plant trees, grow something.
If we are angry with our leaders, propose and post real solutions.
If we are worried about health care costs, eat right, exercise, and sleep.
If we are worried about crime, drugs, and violence, participate in a neighborhood watch.
If we are sad about the decline of marriage, make ours the best example of commitment and fulfillment we can.
If we are worried about terrorists, put some boundaries between ourselves and those who use or abuse us.
I hope you can see what I’m trying to get at. .. These are simply reminders that for every big overwhelming problem in the world, there is a version of it in our lives. If we focus on what we can control, our own lives will bloom and our influence will spread.
from a recent blog post by Will Barre, founder of the American Dream Project
found at Motto