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
Flowers are a universal symbol of love, romance, I’m sorry, get well soon and Happy (Whatever)! I have two very special bouquets in house made my by youngest daughter. The first she called my “Forever Flowers” so I would always have flowers. She made them with buttons, paper, ribbon and a lot of love. Then, she gave a bouquet of her son’s painted hand “blooms” to my mother, Nan, as she calls her. When I just about cried at how beautiful they were, a dozen of these sweet blooms showed up for me on their next visit. I remember making flowers out of Kleenex when I was a kid. You don’t have to search far online to find hundreds of ideas. I found a link to a Pinterest board with over 2K ideas.
A handmade flower for someone you love is a precious gift. Think of something simple you can craft with some friends at work, or with a civic group. Attach creative words of encouragement, then head out with flowers to share with those in need of a smile. I can’t wait to see your ideas. I will post a photo with my daughter and the ones she made me. Be sure to hashtag your image posts. We want to create one million moments of positive change to begin the next decade with hope, love, peace, joy and lots of flowers!
- Carry hand-made flowers with you this week
- Take time to write a card with words of encouragement
- Be ready to give your “bloom” to someone in need of a smile
(verb) be in or reach an optimum stage of development; to bloom; full, rich, colorful
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!