Mahatma Ghandi once said, "You must be the change you wish to see in the world."
Think about that. What do you want to see change in this world? What do you on a regular basis that reflects the world you want to live in?
For me, I want to live in a world of laughter and joy. I want to always see happy, healthy and smiling children. I want everyone I meet to know joy the way that I know joy. I think if I had to go through very many days without hearing laughter and seeing someone smile I would end up in a padded cell somewhere blubbering in a straight-jacket rocking back and forth banging my head on the white walls.
To pay it forward, or to show others charity, doesn't necessarily mean you have to give money or time that you don't have. Random acts of kindness produce a smile. Often, a smile that will melt your heart and give you a sense of accomplishment that is just indescribable.
We often forget in the hustle and bustle of our daily lives to be kind. Head down, get it down, get home, whew! No incident. I get it. Truly I do. Especially if you shop at Walmart. However, even then, it takes less effort to smile back than frown and lower your head.
Make someone laugh today. Make someone smile. Do something kind. And remember, change starts with me and you!
As part of my effort to make you smile today, I have a little blurb from my buddy JennB. She made me laugh on Friday. She emailed me a drink recipe which is HILARIOUS! I hope she doesn't mind if I share it.
Jenn B's 'special' drink:
1 Bottle of Crown
4 oz apple juice
2 Ice Cubes
Use the ice cubes to cool you off by rubbing them on your forehead. Once they're melted and gone, and you're cool, follow the next steps:
1) pour the apple juice into a cup (preferably one with a lid. You don't want it to spill)
2) open the bottle of crown
3) hand the apple juice to your toddler and send her off to play
4) take the desired number of "slugs" or "chugs" or "pulls" off the crown bottle
5) find a closet with a lot of room
6) lay down and take a nap
Now, go do something to make someone laugh. And don't forget to link up with me tomorrow for Special *Limited Edition* Share a Straw!
LOVE and JOY!