Sparkerfilling This week’s creative spark is from Filling The Well, Spirited Nourishment for Creative Trailblazers, Simple Ways to Sprinkle a Little Soul Into Your Daily Life by Suzanne Vadnais Monson

Be the Change

It’s tempting to enter the world we inhabit at the turn of the 21st century with a heavy heart. We appear to be headed for disaster on so many fronts: global warming, escalating terrorism, natural disasters and senseless acts of violence. If you are exposed to any type of headline news, it is easy to let these bleak reports become your daily focus.

Each of us enters into this complicated landscape every day. Choosing to be the change we wish to see is not easy. I believe the key lies in finding ways to engage in making choices each day that move us toward something a little better. I’m not talking about grand, sweeping gestures like donating millions of dollars or moving to the middle of nowhere and living off the grid. I’m suggesting baby steps. Start with one thing you can do today to create balance. At the very least, your choices will move you and those you touch towards an improved situation. At best, our consistent mindful choices lead others to follow in our footsteps.

Viewed as disaster, circumstances threaten to overwhelm us. Viewed as possibility, we begin to see options and opportunities. Live in this uncertain moment, fully taking in the pieces that have meaning and value for you, and choose actions that spread your best self in all of its human splendor out into the world. Live in the knowing that the simple act of consciously choosing to make a difference has the power take you where you want to go. It takes courage to live in each moment. Take a deep breath, and make your best choice.

Sparkers – Filling The Well © 2007 Suzanne Vadnais Monson for Coaching Toys Inc – Sparkers, all rights reserved.

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