The sun sets on another day…
Sunset was wet, moist, and cloudy, but I knew that far above the skies were full of color, so I smiled anyway. Lightning flashed and the sky poured, but I smiled anyway. In the end, it was good.
I was speaking to a young man today and as I listened he made a bold statement. He was working on an issue and instead of fixing his code, he was taking the time to fix the entire issue so that everyone would benefit from it. I listened and I smiled at the wisdom.
You might say I did too much smiling today but this was big. Imagine a world where people listened. Imagine a world where people fixed the mistakes before them. Imagine a world where the solution was built to help everyone and not just one or two people. The idea is good, very good.
After my call I considered for a while. Not because I had to, but instead because I try to write about this often and in the process try to tell people it is bigger than their perspectives. It is a huge change to thinking. After all, it is thinking about more than just your perspectives and instead thinking about making something good for everyone by doing the right thing.
It is funny. Some people will read this and think one thing, and some another, but the reality is simple acts of kindness without regard to politics or ways of thinking help everyone. We do not have to give up who we are to make the world a better place, only notice that we are part of something bigger. We have to recognize a problem and do something to help, no matter how small, and the act alone will help us all.
So as the sun sets on another day, imagine a better world, one step at a time. Imagine all the things you could do, and along the way, spend some time doing them. Take your imagination and make it real, and that reality may well be a step in an amazing direction. You can be part of change if you only try.
Sleep sweet, love life, and pay attention…