I suggested to a group of people that we all have the ability to do something to help others and they said:
Yeah, well maybe you do, but we`re not like you.
We choose who we are. We choose who we decide to be. We choose whether or not we're going to have a good day or a bad day. We choose to be happy, and we choose to be sad. Our choices define who we are at any given moment.
I wake up everyday and say the same thing: It's going to be a good day.
I wake up everyday and say...I'm going to do something to help others.
I wake up everyday and say...I'm going to be happy.
What's the alternative? What's the other way of being?
Why would you want that?
Stand up today and say in a big booming voice: I will be happy and help someone today.
Then go out and do just that. It's amazing how many people you can help on any given day, and it feel so so so good.
However, one of the main reason why people don't go out and do something good for people...they're too busy.
Let's see how this sounds:
Too busy to help an old man across the street.
Too busy to open a door for someone.
Too busy to check and make sure someone is ok on the side of the road.
Too busy to give every person you meet a small compliment. Whether it be about their hair, their clothes, anything...it's a gift to so many.
Too busy to spend a dollar on a fundraiser.
Too busy to give someone the change the needed.
Too busy to pull out the chair for someone.
Too busy to pick up the phone you're practically connected to...to call someone and say hi. That might be the most joyous part of their life.
Too busy to say a little prayer for someone.
Too busy to bring someone's trash can to their home from the curb.
Too busy to offer your lonely neighbor some of the food you just cooked your family.
Too busy to put a few positive things on facebook.
Are you really that busy?
chad herman motivatingforpositivechange.com