Wednesday, July 24, 2013

"Be the change that you wish to see in the world.” 
― Mahatma Gandhi

This quotation is stuck to the back of my laptop.  I put it on in such a manner that if I was working on the computer, anyone in front of me could clearly read the words.  I would have been better off if I had stuck it to the screen so I could read what I was promoting.  I have a lot of work to do before I can be the change I want to see in the world.

Today is as good a day to start as any.

I have been successful in the fact that I wanted the discipline to write regularly and in a hopefully positive manner.   I want my passion for words to make a positive difference in another person's life.
But, there is more to me that just writing and it is the other parts of my life that need work.

I am in the process of writing down the changes I would like to see in my world and then writing down how I can be that change.  My eyes have been opened and so has my heart.  The obvious has come to light.

To be loved, you must first love.
To find happiness, you look where you are and be happy.
To get things done, you have to do.
To find joy, you have to give it.
...and the list goes on and on.

All the answers, I am seeking can be found in myself if I am willing to look hard enough and am willing to do the work.   Others can help me on my way (or be a major distraction!)  But eventually it all comes down to myself.....and it is a process that never ends.

Today, I hope whoever reads this post will take the time to figure out how they can be the change they want to see in the world.  And then take action so OUR world will become better.


  1. This is so very true! I work with two young women who are in extremely difficult sitations, often seemingly without hope. Because of some of the things I deal with, hope can be hard to come by for me as well. Pouring myself out to brighten their day, lighten the load, show them they are valued and cared for has helped ME at least as much as it has them! Tomorrow, we head out for a 3 day trip to Chicago. I know one of them is facing some of the biggest decisions of her life. While "time away" seems to be what is needed, I know we will be digging in to her situation. I am praying for wisdom, a listening heart, and more wisdom as we sort through things together. Reading this post today really helped me get my focus back. I feel a little overwhelmed heading in to this trip, but reading this served to remind me that I will find the strength I need as I give of myself to these incredible ladies.

  2. Just by having the desire you have won half the battle. God will help you with the rest!
    Blessings to you and your friends.