If you watch the news, all you see are the bad things in the world. Right now, my heart aches for the people of Louisiana who are experiencing such loss and suffering. I have read and seen images from the recent bombings on the other side of the world.
And don’t even get me started on the hate going on with this year’s election (that could be an entire post all on its own).
It is easy to allow these bad images to take over our world. They can bring us down. They can rob us of feeling good about ourselves and our own lives. The negativity and the sadness can easily infiltrate your own world — but only if you let it.
When I see these things happening, I do what I can to find that one glimmer of hope. The one beacon of light shining through.
In the floods, I choose to see how it is showing people helping one another without regard to race or religion. In the bombed areas, I watch the humanitarian efforts and focus on the people they were able to save. And in the election…..oh……who am I kidding. There is NO good in the election.
The point is that we can’t allow the bad in the world to over shadow the good. We see far too many stories focusing only on the negative. Those feel good news articles seem to be few and far between. But, think for a moment how they make you feel when you do see them. Do you get a smile on your face or feel warmth in your heart? I do.
And the reason why it makes me feel peace is simple. In all the bad in the world, these people choose to Be The Good.
That’s what I am doing. In this world filled with anger, hatred and sadness. I choose to be the good in a world filled with bad.
I don’t always do it (after all, I am human), but I do my best to be this way. In anything negative, I seek out the good. I know that there has to be a shining light in there somewhere. It may be an image of two people hugging, but it is still good.
This is something I challenge all of you to do. Make a change in your own life. Try to be the good. Do what you can to make a difference in your own world and you will be amazed at where that takes you.
I recently found a way to help remind myself to do this every day. Cents of Style has these awesome Tribe necklaces. They are all inspirational phrases and/or words.
When you put on this necklace, it is like you put on a badge to remind yourself of what you will be. You can Be The Good. Remember that no matter what challenges life is going to throw at you that You Got This. Be Fantastic. Be Amazing. Just be YOU.
You can find all sorts of amazing necklaces to help you remember to be positive about who you are. And, right now, you can get one of these for just $11.99 shipped. You will need to enter the code TRIBE4 at checkout in order to get the discount.
So, what is your message? What is the good you want to share with the world? What is your reason for the person you have become today? Find a way to find the good in yourself and own it. Share it. Don’t hide it.