Get Your Wings
Wings of Positive Change
“Let Your Life Make a Ripple of Positive Change”
This week’s lesson in Human School is to create something simple you can craft with some friends at work, or a civic group, and attach words of encouragement. Take them with you wherever you go to inspire those you meet. Bring joy to those around you in need of a smile.
#1Mmoments #loveblooms #sayitwithflowers #flowertalk
This week let’s find good and celebrate it! Applaud the abundant efforts for good in the world. They truly are all around us! This week’s lesson in Human School is about setting your resolve for a character of kindness. Make decisions that will shift your life toward constructive change. Watch for the traps to lose hope, back away, or give up. They are put in front of us hundreds of times each day. Resist the pulls toward fear, anger, jealousy, greed, selfishness or resentment.
This year Doug and I chose for our annual theme the word “#anyway” inspired by Mother Theresa. Regardless of what we have personally faced, or witnessed in the world, we remain focused on our commitment to our values “anyway.”
FEEL the joy of staying true to yourself. Find and celebrate all the GOOD inside you. Celebrate it every time you choose love, hope, generosity, considering others and fairness. Deeply resolve to be a great human being, and make it a habit to remind yourself often. Together we can make kindness a powerful force in the world!
#1Mmoments #anyway #celebratelife #staythecourse #dedicatedtolife #shifthappens
- Make decisions that will shift your life toward positive change
- Find and celebrate all the GOOD that is in the world
- Make this time in your life an unforgettable era of kindness and positive change
a framework containing the basic assumptions, ways of thinking, and methodology that are commonly accepted by members of a community.
significant, possibly dramatic, changes in mind-set, thinking patterns, reasoning processes, reactionary habits, deductive rules, signified by changes in practice, behavior and outlook.
My Goals This Week
- I’ve joined a kindness challenge and I’m practicing the character of being friendly.
- I’ve taken on a kindness challenge and this week my goal is to make new friends – “Hi! My name is Toni, and you are?”
- I’m going to intentionally smile. If they smile back, I’m going to attempt to say, “Did you know that you are one in a million? You are! I joined a cause to create one million moments of positive change and your smile is one of them! Thank you!”
Spread the Word
Send your friends to 1Mmoments on Facebook to join the cause of making a positive change in the world. Order stickers, hashtag your positive posts with #1Mmoments, be a beacon.
About Human School
The best moments in life are those that illuminate our hearts with sparks of joy. One of these moments was when my great-niece Maegen shared her first diary page with me. She had just begun to write, and I bought her a pink “Hello Kitty” diary. She came to me and opened it to a page with a big smile. She had written 5 simple words that began my commitment to build Human School. She wrote, “You are my favorite human.” At the time, I didn’t remember people using those words. Doug and I immediately adopted a love language of saying to each other, “You’re my favorite human.” What a worthy goal, to be someone’s favorite human. Today’s society is filled with disagreement, people taking sides, and competition. In Darwins, The Descent of Man, he explained the origin of what he called sympathy (which today would be termed empathy, altruism, or compassion) as an essential part of human nature. The current social climate moves us away from our human nature to be cooperative and compassionate. Human School is designed to encourage and inspire the BEST of your human nature. Each lesson contains practices to establish new positive routines for your day with exercises to establish best of your humanity as routine. Are you ready to make a commitment to your humanity? This unique series on human school focuses on the practices of human kindness. When given the change to be right or be kind, let’s choose kindness. Take time to share this with your family, friends, co-workers, and customers. Our mission is to create decisive moments that transform the world around you. Thanks for joining me for Human School. Let’s practice daily kindness in our world!