This world seems to have lost its mind.
We focus on the bad, the things we hate, the things we wish were different.
Wars, rumors of wars, senseless killings across oceans and in our own backyards.
Too much weight, a smaller size, meal replacement shakes like IdealShape instead of real food. Meanwhile, people go hungry from malnutrition.
Wasting water to avoid a donation to a cause, fighting causes and not diseases, fighting brothers instead of waging war against the cancer itself.
There is a lot of bad in the world. But the problem comes when we focus on these bad things, instead of all the good that is still in the world today.
People get stuck on themselves. Selfishness rules in the midst of these bad circumstances. But the world is so full of glorious displays of unselfishness that deserve our focus.
When we focus on others unselfishness, we will usually find ourselves being unselfish as well. And when we are unselfish towards others, that frees them to be unselfish as well.
Focus on the good today. Start a chain reaction of human kindness everywhere you go. I know I can use a reality check that pulls me out of my depressive thinking and gloom and doom worldview – the world really isn’t ALL bad.
And that’s cause to celebrate.
It’s time to start caring about something real in this world. Positive energy put out there will return to you. Let’s smile and focus on the good.
If you need some help getting started with this mind shift, check out the BuzzFeed below to restore your faith in humanity.
Yes, there is bad in the world. But it doesn’t negate the good. I would argue it’s quite the opposite- that we’re tipping the balance for the good. Don’t you want to be a part of that?
Let’s start a positivity movement. Pay it forward. Random acts of kindness. Whatever you want to call it – be the catalyst for change in your home. Community. Workplace.
And then smile and watch what happens!