Wednesday, June 24, 2009

Being a Better Person

Happy Hump Day everyone! The weekend is around the corner and I must admit it has been a busy week so far. In between errands and chores I have had some time to think about what it is I want to accomplish daily in order to make the world a happier place. Each morning I wake with the drive and desire to make a difference one small step at a time. I surf the internet constantly reading blogs and articles that make me happy and most importantly make me think. What can I do better? What can I contribute? CNN published an article in February of this year stating 10 things people could do in a week to become a better person. I will post the link to the article below so that you all may read and decide for yourselves if you too can become better people.

Do you think you could use a little improvement? I know I sure can. One small step can make all the difference.


Sandy H. said...

You know, when I first became a mother I had very similar feelings. A drive even... it soon became my mission- to share the positive- the good- the truth about love, life and compassion as well as its importance in everyday life. I found my way towards Buddhism, which in my life has opened my eyes to the impact we each have on one another- even to a stranger on the street you just happen to smile at.

Doing the right thing without expectations or pride is the honesty behind compassion. ....

That's the truth I strive each moment of my life to teach my children.

Awesome blog post!!

Dani said...

I agree with some of the things in the CNN list, but I don't think that there is a list to being a better person. I think some people just have goodness in their hearts. And I think that some have to make the little choices everyday...not just to go through the motions of what is going on in their day, but to see past the end of their nose, into someone else's life, then make a decision to act. to help. to take one burden off. there are lots of good people out in the world, ones that make their lunches and call their moms...and there's lots of good people that take that extra step. i want to be one who takes that extra step.

LMG said...

Well said ladies!

Sandy ~ great insight!

Dani ~ your words always inspire me. We need more people like you in the world :)

suzy said...

Goodness for me starts from inside and I think being a mum increases those levels. I don't know if it's because sometimes being a mum can be so lonely in parts and you have lots of time to think. It's also the other factors of trying to be the best person because you want your children to learn from you and you want them to be great people.
I have never thought about things so much since becoming a mother. How the way I see things, say things, view things directly impacts my two children.
I liked the list from CNN but I don't want my children to ever say to me "I made my lunch so I'm a good person"...I want them to think about where the food comes from, how the food left on plates or in lunch boxes could feed a homeless person, and the right type of food to eat to make them healthy.
I think people are sometimes afraid to be good because they think it won't make a difference, but my hope is in my children, that I raise them well for them to make the change.