“Remember, people will judge you by your actions, not your intentions. You may have a heart of gold but so does a hard-boiled egg.” ~
Good morning, my friends. I hope this finds you well and taking winter in stride. Please don’t think I have gone completely ’round the bend’ and no, this post is not about hard-boiled eggs. However, Maya Angelou can go directly to the point of an issue, as she does in the quote above.
Lately, it seems as though everything I pick up to read, at some point, mentions how our actions are impacting others. Even the tiniest of things. When this happens, I always feel as though I should pay attention to these gentle nudges. So I am, and I thought perhaps I should share my thoughts with you.
Do you ever feel as though your actions may not be as thoughtful or considerate of others as they could or should be? Or, how we are all connected and therefore, our actions often even impact strangers? Many times, I think we fail to think outside of our own families. This is quite normal and I am ever so guilty of this. While our families always come first, there are others in our world. However, when I receive my ‘gentle nudges’ it reminds me that I have a responsibility to folks I do not know, as well as my family. There lies my reason for this post. It is my hope that you may be encouraged to pause and give the subject some thought as well.
“Never underestimate the valuable and important difference you make in every life you touch. For the impact you make today has a powerful rippling effect on every tomorrow.” ~ Unknown
Flowers bloom with your love and care. They add beauty to the world. Strangers who pass by enjoy our efforts and beauty lifts everyone.
Children grow and will learn to use equipment with real motors which will keep their homes and gardens tidy.
I like to think we are making a little progress toward the care of our beautiful land, marshes, rivers, streams, oceans, and all wildlife living in such places. Perhaps finally, we are learning to walk more softly upon the earth. Yes, all of the things mentioned above have a tremendous ripple effect. Not only for today but for tomorrow as well.
However, dreadful COVID has shown us we are not being as thoughtful or considerate of others as we should. And, that also has and continues to have a tremendous ripple effect. The rise in the number of cases and deaths is proof. I feel so badly for our health care workers, who are worn to the point of no return. In our small state, we had over 1,700 nurses who did not renew their licenses. This is a crisis for everyone. Why so? Because who else will we seek assistance from should we become infected or need medical assistance? At the end of the day, what we have is simple ~ each other. So, let’s be more loving humans. Do all we can possibly do to stop the spread of this monster. Humanity is counting on us.
Dear friends, know how much I appreciate your visit.
And. . .
May your day and the week ahead be filled with love and joy.
“. . .The French word ‘sillage’ means the scent of perfume lingering behind in a room after the wearer has left. Although we may be completely unaware of it, in numerous ways our presence in others’ lives sometimes leaves behind significant sillage long after we are gone.” ~ Jonathan Carroll