By Carly Alyssa Thorne.
It always amazes me when people give me the following reasons why they cannot give…
- I am just one person
- I don’t have enough money
- I am not educated enough
- Who is going to listen to me ?
- Etc… Etc… Etc…
EVERY person on this planet, no matter how rich or how poor, can do SOMETHING….
Get creative. Think of ways you can give without spending a dime to ways you can contribute if you are a Millionaire. We all have something to give-contribute.
Do you know one of the greatest gifts of giving is an EAR…? Listening to someone, giving them a flower from your garden, a book you are done reading, some leftover food, or baking someone some cookies, hand-me-down clothes, offering to give someone a ride, picking someone up, carpooling, saying a simple THANK YOU… the list is endless.
All of these things are a result of THE RIPPLE EFFECT.
What we do – the Acts of Kindness create a Ripple Effect way beyond what we can even begin to comprehend.
Our words are powerful… What we say impacts many lives beyond our own. That time we teased someone, the time we said “Thank You” to someone – both had an impact that led to something and then something else.
You never know what someone needs to hear. Every word we say creates a Ripple, and someone, somewhere is waiting to hear exactly what you have to say – that “Aha” moment when somebody suggested something and it was exactly what you needed to hear. Never take for granted the wisdom you have to share.
Even if your Life wasn’t pretty and you had struggles: share them. The fact that you are still breathing and sharing your story empowers others to know that if you can do it , so can they.
Everything we go through in life is a chance to learn, play and grow from. Every day we wake up is a choice to be in a positive mood or a cranky mood.
I will also say live with NO REGRETS… and that means not regretting your past struggles. Why do I say that? Because what you have been through has made you into the YOU you are today.
Now this is where people will tell me, “Well if I have had a past of struggles and that has made me into a sad, broke person, why would I not want to regret that?” I say this to those who think that… When you finally get so sick and tired of being sick and tired, you will either make the choice to rise above the past and/or situations or sink beneath and live in victimhood.
All of life is about Attitude. Your Attitude about everything in life is the key to stepping beyond the regret of the past and instead choosing to thank the past and step into an Attitude of Gratitude. And from that space… I have seen Miracles happen.
I encourage everyone to step into their greatness… live their Passion… and to never stop dreaming….
Enjoy the journey.
Another Midnight Production Written by: ©2013 Carly Alyssa Thorne