Do Good, Get good

I have taken some time away for a while to focus on myself and some other things in my life. All the while, still thinking about new topics and things to explore here and perhaps even some upgrades and/or a few variations along the way. With that being said, Let’s get back to this.

During my time away, one thing that has been very obvious to me has been the amount of kindness, or lack thereof, by so many people. I’m not talking necessarily about things that take a lot of effort like helping someone move or anything like that. I’m also talking about how much negativity we spread about others in our daily lives by talking behind ones back or falling into gossip creek that feeds the rumor mills.

Let me start by saying that gossip and information will always be passed around as a form of communication from one person to another. However, we can each choose to process what is passed to us and determine what is relevant, and somewhat accurate, to be passed on down the line. We do not need to feed these rumor mills by continuing to use derogatory words or comments that we know, or feel, may be just used to put someone down. Like I said, I know this will always happen. That is only because we allow it to. We feed into that realm of behavior. If we could find a way to stop, it would begin to cease. Do you like it when you hear such things that may be spread about you? My guess is no. So why would you continue to feed the type of behavior that you would not like coming to your own doorstep? It is your choice whether or not to continue to fuel the putting down and insulting of others.

In addition to the above, there seems to be an extreme decline in the amount of general good deeds and doing things to simply brighten someone’s day. It could be as simple as opening a door, a wave and a smile, a warm and sincere hello. We never know what others are going through on a daily basis, just as they have no clue about ours usually. It takes very little to smile, wave, and say good morning or good afternoon. Simple acts like that could possibly make someones day better just by giving them a smile. Such acts used to be common place in our lives and communities. Sadly, if we experience those things these days, many of us immediately think to ourselves “What is wrong with them?” or look at them like they are crazy. Am I wrong?

I guess my point is this. We need to get back to being hospitable and kind. Greet each other with kindness and a smile. Open or hold a door for others. Lend that person $5 or $10 bucks. Give them a lift. Do things like these without thinking “What’s in it for me?” or expecting anything at all in return. Simply do good because you can. The universe will be good to you. As the saying goes, you reap what you sow. If you want good, do good. It will eventually be payed back to you in spades.

We all complain about how different the world has become, but do nothing to try to get back what we miss about it or feel is missing. We can change the world. Honestly, we can. It starts with us though. If we want change, it has to start with each of us.

So, good morning or goodnight and I hope you have a great day. I know you can. I believe in you! Go rock the day and make it brighter. Oh, and as always, Stay Golden!