Who wouldn’t want to protect this little guy? I’m usually a happy go-lucky person and love to laugh, but my nephew sent this to me last night and it touched my heart so much that I had to reiterate my desperate call to humanity. I’m not an official “tree-hugger” but I definitely feel that our pop culture, media-driven lifestyle has caused us to lose sight of the truly important things in life. It worries me. What kind of lessons are we teaching the next generation? These are some of the fundamentals I believe we should pass on:
LOVE those around you, be they large or small, black or white, known or unknown. Respect breeds tolerance. Spread love and understanding and it will come back to you.
EDUCATE. No matter what the subject, education leads us all to a better understanding of the world around us. It provides the basic structure with which one lives up to one’s full potential and inspires to create a better existence for all. Share what you know with everyone you meet. It doesn’t have to be scientific in nature. You can share your love of cooking and still make an impact. It’s the human contact and reaching out to one another, the basic elements of our humanity.
INSPIRE others to reach for the stars and make their dreams a reality. Tempered with love, guidance toward helping others reach their goals will benefit not only that person, but has the potential to reach around the globe. I can’t stress enough how each person effects the next, even if we don’t know it, and has the ability to change the course of history (whether it be small- or large-scale). What kind of personal influences did a person on death row experience compared to Stephen Hawking? Positive or negative, you have the choice. Choose positive and inspire those around you.
I know that we cannot be perfect. Human nature does not permit. But if we all make a positive effort every day to uphold these principles, the rewards will be far-reaching and phenomenal. MAKE A DIFFERENCE!!