If you’re like me right now you are pissed at the world, Too much devastation, too much demolition, too much hurting each other. I used to love old sci-fi movies, they would show a world devastated by aliens, or in some cases humans themselves. Usually it was because of some chemical that got into the water. Some times our world was just taken over by aliens with better technology. Normally humans would save the world and make everything come out all right. That world seemed so far away, something that wouldn’t ever come into play. My thinking has been changed lately by the devastation happening in the world, the latest incident in Boston really got me. My Mother is a marathon runner and although she wasn’t in Boston that could have been any marathon and that could have been any finish line. Enough is enough! It is time to take our world back, it’s getting to the point where you can’t take someone to the movies in case you’re shot by some nut-bar, you can’t push yourself in case the finish line is bombed, and you can’t let your kids go to school in case assassins show up that day. Enough is enough!
If you like sports consider this the playoffs, if you like humanity consider this a call to action, it is time to take back the wonderful world that we know. We can drown out the news of gunfire, we can take back our communities by doing the right thing!
Here is what you do, I want you to take a page from the movie Pay it Forward, lets drown the world in kindness. What if we were to do one nice thing per day for someone, even if it is just a smile, just be kind to someone, if you can help make someone’s day better then do it, don’t become a vigilante, that won’t help the situation, use kindness as your weapon. Offer help to someone in need, I am sick of terrorism, join me and take back the world, the only people that can do it is us, lets stop the terror! Some people say I am too optimistic, too positive, at least I am trying to do something. Let me ask you, what are you doing to change the circumstances? Are you fueling the fire or trying to put it out?
About the Author
Bruce Outridge is a business and leadership consultant and author of the books Running By the Mile, and How to Start an Artistic Business in 12 Easy Steps. For more information visit his website at www.outridge.ca