Saturday, March 11, 2006

Friends In Deed

We are only here for a short time and we need to use our time wisely. Life is too short for creating crap. Although many people spend their time doing just that and some, it seems, enjoy doing so. So we don't bother with them.

People from all walks of life, intelligence levels, backgrounds, perform miracles everyday. There is so much good in our world. We don't hear much about it. Our tv's and newspapers and magazines feed us a daily, hour by hour, minute by minute, diet of crap. No wonder we find it hard to see the good. We aren't shown it or told about it! The way things are, it looks as if only the crap exists and that it drowns out the good stuff. NOT SO! We have to be active and not lazy. We have to make the effort. We have to see it! Good surrounds us all, all the time. We just have to see it and feel it.

One person, one of many, who fills our world with good is Cynthia O'Neal. You can find out about her here:

http://www.friendsindeed.org/

It's no good thinking 'oh what difference will I make?' Anyone can make a difference. Smile and be polite with strangers, at the shops, anywhere. Listen to someone. This is a truly great gift and is often all that is needed for healing to take place. Do something for someone that you know is helpful. Chucking money in a collection tin is not the kind of doing something I have in mind!

Above all, and certainly top in the helpful stakes, have positive regard for your fellows. You don't have to like them. Just treat them as you would want your self to be treated. (warning: never forget your own self regard-that way you won't take shit from people)
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