“Be the change you wish to see in the world.” Gandhi
I actually have this quote on my wall. I read it all day long while working on my computer. It is a constant reminder of the type of person I want to be. The Bible states something similar. “Do unto others as you would have them do to you.” Luke 6:31.
I try to let my light shine in such a way that people will see I serve a loving and gracious God. He is my light and my salvation. It is not always easy in our world today, wanting to be a good person. But I cannot expect someone else to act a certain way, if I am not acting that way myself. I am not a hypocrite. When we get angry at someone else’s behavior, we must first ask ourselves if we have done something similar. If we haven’t, we still need to do the right thing. This is in hopes our behavior will rub off on others and they in turn will do the right thing as well. I am not saying I am perfect. I have my moments just like everyone else. But I try not to linger too long in those moments. I would much rather be a woman of kindness then one of rage.
Bottom line: If you wish your world to be a kinder place, are you showing kindness? If you wish your world to be more loving, are you showing love? If you wish your world to be more giving, are you giving to those in need? The change needs to start somewhere. Why not have it start with you!