On Hope and the people

 *All the flowers for all the tomorrows are in the seeds you plant today*

When we awaken in the morning, we are given the gift of a brand new day- a day filled with endless possibilities, thinking new thoughts, a day that has never dawned before and will not come this way again. It is up to each and every one of us to make the most of this gift even if it means sharing your newly found treasure with a complete stranger. These days, we call it: Paying it forward.

Sadly, there are people who cannot see the blessings of a new day. Theirs is a world of ‘the same old same old,’ day in day out, month after month, year after year. Reluctant to change, for one reason or another, they have to stay the course or, God forbid, that they ever consider thinking outside the box? But, these are the people that we can share our new day with.

All of us, at one time or another, have walked into a room filled with people and you realize that the only light in the room is the ray of hope that you are carrying with you. You talk to one person, then another, and another; pretty soon everyone is laughing and carrying on, basically, because you showed up and broke the ice. Perhaps you gave someone a look that made them smile, maybe gave a stranger an encouraging word or you shared an approving nod.

with someone who deserved some recognition. These seemingly insignificant pleasantries can change a persons’ entire demeanor, their day or their outlook on life. Perhaps, then, they will pass along their good fortune to another and so on.

There’s a good deal of nationalistic talk today about our country and who does (or doesn’t) belong here. Try not to get caught up in that garbage, but rather, share your gift, day in and day out, with whomever you may wish to. Be one of the people who still see beauty everywhere, someone who can still act and talk with kindness and goodness and show the naysayers that it is still possible to live with hope and gratitude in your heart. Make it a point each day to ease someone else’s burden and try to instill in them the promise and hope of tomorrow. As long as the young one’s still fall in love, then, I guess, it’s still a good place to live. At least, that’s the way I see it. MLProko ©2010   www.mikeproko.com

Published in: on May 13, 2010 at 6:30 pm  Leave a Comment  
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