Thursday, December 20, 2012
BE THE THING YOU WISH TO SEE OR EXPERIENCE
I sure hope all you good folks out there are feeling great and that things are going smoothly for you. Once again its that time of year when we think about family and friends with warm thoughts and try to get together to visit.The Christmas season seems to bring out the best in some people and they go out of their way to be nice to others. Back when I was a much younger man I used to send out Christmas cards to my friends in July.July cause it was the middle of the year and usually the hottest month here in Kentucky.They all thought I had gone over the cliff or maybe smoked a little too much wacky weed. But I quickly assured them it was only to remind them and myself too that we should carry the Spirit of Christmas with us all year round. Not being a religious man myself made no differnece as to what anyone else believed. I figured that if we could remind ourselves to just be nicer and more friendly all year round it would make for a better world.So the message I was trying to convey then is the same one I try to convey now. And that is for each of us to learn the way of "unconditional love" and to be as nice as we can to everyone we meet, not only during some holiday but all the time. Well, I stopped sending the cards years ago but I still try to act as if every day is a holiday filled with love and goodness.It has been said by people much smarter than myself that if you want to see a change in something, you must first become the change.It took me a long time to understand that but now I clearly see that is right.If you want to see a world of happy people, you then need to first become a happy person yourself.If you want to see a world living in peace you must become a peaceful person.I could go on and on but Im sure you get the pictureThe Dalai Lama once stated the following; "If you want others to be happy, practice compassion. If you want to be happy, practice compassion." How very true that is my friends.I will now leave you with best wishes for a safe and happy moment wherever you happen to be.And remember to be the thing you wish to see unfold.And please dont forget to try and do something nice for someone right now!