Sometimes I like to see what day it is according to the people that decide the International days of the year. Just to see if I can think about whatever it is and sort of help the energy along if it's something that I can get behind.
Interestingly, today is Make a Difference Day! I love that idea! But sometimes it's kind of difficult to find things you can make a difference with....like maybe you have a busy day planned....or maybe you had your heart set on not leaving the house.... how can we make a difference....?
There must be ways. If there is an opportunity to make a great difference, I think we should absolutely do that. Don't even think, just go help someone, volunteer somewhere, give something to someone that they really could use...stuff like that. But if there isn't anything that obviously pops up, or there isn't an opportunity, or maybe you are just really busy, let's imagine smaller ways to make a difference maybe.
I have this idea that even thinking about being kind and making a difference presents more opportunities toward the cause just by the ideas being in your mind. But even if they don't, I think that just by being in this mindset, you feel like a kinder person even when you are talking to your family and friends I bet. And that shifts energy. Slowly but surely, helping the world to be a nicer place to live.
So, instead of getting really bogged down and discouraged because I don't have a giant way to make a difference in someones life (at least that I can think of right now), maybe just thinking in this way is enough. If lots of people thought in this way, when we bump into each other in a nasty way, like an unfortunate fender bender or a disagreement with a family member, maybe something nice comes out of that instead of something negative (besides perhaps having a dented car...boo).
Thoughts have potential to become things, and maybe a shift in mindset is the spark that ignites a kinder and gentler world. "You may say I'm a dreamer, but I'm not the only one" - I like your dreams John Lennon, let's try on some peaceful kind thoughts.