You must be the change you want to see in the world.
Have you ever had a serendipitous experience? Today's quote is the happy result of mine. Last night I was visiting Curly Pops' blog and she was considering writing a letter to in the hope that something that bothered her would change. This quote popped into my head - I admire people who choose to make a difference and I love the simplicity of Mahatma Ghandi's words.
Then, today, I took my 51/2 year old button for an appointment and as we walked in the door, a magnificent banner with this quote written on it was hanging from the wall! Twice in twenty four hours....this quote has come to me for a reason!
Sometimes, we can be overwhelmed by all that we need or want to do. A very gentle, wise, old, man once told me that if we changed one little thing each day, we would soon live more contentedly. I don't always remember this wisdom, but, when I do, it makes a difference in my world and it gives me courage for the times when I need to be brave to bring about a big change.
What changes are you trying to make in your world...reducing, reusing, recycling? Changing the way your children speak to each other? Changing your sleeping habits or replanning your workday? Are you advocating for a healthier menu in your school tuckshop? Perhaps you are trying to change yourself? I'd love to hear what you are working on.