“We are not the same persons this year as last, nor are those we love. It is a happy chance if we, changing, continue to love a changed person.” – W. Somerset Maugham
As the years go by, this quote becomes more and more relevant and I think it’s very important to remember that we are all constantly changing, our lives morph depending on our individual circumstance, and we grow daily into the truest form of ourselves. I think that if we can remember this, it will make our relationships smoother and we won’t hold people to certain expectations or even responsible for some things they chose to do. It’s not only okay that people change (the way they look, things they like and don’t like, their decisions and roles) I think it’s imperative and should be accepted and respected versus being criticized. Not only is it okay for others, but it is okay for ourselves to change. Embrace it! If we didn’t change we would never grow. As we continue to learn and experience, we continue to understand ourselves and this world better than we did the day before. There is no way we can stay the same!
“Think globally, act locally.” – Paul McCartney
So I’m a day late…sorry Sir! Yesterday was Paul McCartney’s birthday and I started my post but then never got back to it. How was I reminded? My quote I pulled from the quote box this morning was from none other than PM himself, “In the end, the love you take is equal to the love you make.” The irony made my laugh! I get the hint, Paul, geeze!
Most of you know my love for The Beatles and, between Paul and John Lennon, I am never lacking in the quote department. But I want to focus on the one up top, “Think globally, act locally.” I try to live my life like this. I think many of us get caught up with what’s going on in our own lives and in our own country but forget to see the big picture. We live in an international world and there is no escaping that. We are all connected. What we do here has an impact on countries and their people all over the world. Maybe we can’t all fly abroad and lend a hand but we can start here locally and make a difference that will be felt by someone else across the globe. Change has to start somewhere. It doesn’t have to be a large act, just a positive one. Combine all of those small, positive acts together in each person’s individual neighborhoods around this world and BIG change could happen globally 🙂 I am a TRUE believer in this! So go out locally and do something to help others: volunteer, lend a hand, donate to a cause, offer kind words…but do something locally and never forget about the lives others are living and the battles they are fighting across the world each and every day.
“Try to make at least one person happy every day. If you cannot do a kind deed, speak a kind word. If you cannot speak a kind word, think a kind thought. Count up, if you can, the treasure of happiness that you would dispense in a week, in a year, in a lifetime!” – Lawrence G. Lovasik
It has been WAY too long since I’ve written…I guess life just gets busy like this sometimes. I wanted to quickly share this quote today because I think it is VERY important.
Happy Monday, Friends!