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Thursday, February 3, 2011

No fool here!


Do you ever wonder why we're here? All my life I've been under the impression that I've been born to try and make a difference. It's such a strong feeling that I have I can't shake it. Through-out my years it's made me sometimes vulnerable to abuse or be taken for granted. Sometimes as much as a personality trait can be a great one, there's always a flip side to it. I know but changing a personality is almost completely impossible to do. Plus my logical thinking is to make a difference as long as I'm alive on this planet. I had a comment the other day from one of our teens stating that I'm dreaming if I think I can change the world. I had to explain that "No, I can't but every decision, every good gesture or attempt to help somebody in need does make a difference" If we ALL developed a helping quality within our personalities, we can change the world. It reminds me of the movie, "Pay it forward" If you haven't seen this movie, it's a wonderful movie to watch with your children. I often do sporadic attempts to make a strangers day better. I'm not looking for recognition, it's just my inner personality at the time wanting to change the course of someones day, to pay it forward. To change the world. Does it work? I don't know and it doesn't matter because if I don't make the attempt, the possibility of changing anything doesn't happen. We don't need to hand out money to the homeless, a sandwich or a pair of gloves will do. Recognizing their existence instead of walking by. Sometimes when I'm in a drive thru like Tim Hortons I will pay for the car behind me, usually I will study the passengers first then make my decision. I often choose an elderly individual. In fact there was one time in a restaurant I witnessed this cute elderly couple having breakfast together. They were probably in their eighties, a perfect pair. I was blown away emotionally because they were so openly in love after all the years they must of spent together. When I left, I secretly paid for their meal. Giving this couple a nice surprise, something to talk about for the rest of their day. Another thought that doesn't take money from your pocket is again, acknowledging individuals existence. Myself and three of our children were out awhile ago getting groceries. There was this lovely lady in a wheelchair trying to exchange conversation with others while they just kept walking. Why are people afraid or not wanting to acknowledge others with a handicap? So my children and I had a great conversation with her. I wrote about this before and when we said our goodbyes, she was completely happy yelling and making the hand signal for "Rock and Roll" "You're the rock and I'm the roll", she would say. Still to this day, I remember her. I posted a song called, "Change" by Carrie Underwood. I love this song, a song basically asking if you believe you're a fool to change the world? We are not fools, ultimately any little gesture counts. So I say, starting today "Paying it forward" is the way to be consistently changing our world!

1 comment:

  1. Carrie, you're such an inspiration! Thank you for sharing the daily joys that you do. Each time I read your blog I'm reminded that even a smile to a stranger can make a positive change in the world.
    Thank you for trying to be the change you want to see in this world!
    Blessings.

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