6 Jun 2007

Thursday 13 #004

Thirteen things we can all do individually to make our world a better place right NOW!

1. Greet everyone you meet cheerily and sincerely no matter how you feel (this may really confuse them but they will get used to it....).

2. Pick up someone else’s litter in the street (be an outstanding example to others in as many ways as you can as often as you can).

3. Pay someone you barely know a sincere compliment (it just might start spreading!).

4. Tell family and friends WHY you love them and keep telling them (this is far more important that whether you love them or not).

5. Help someone you haven’t met before (start to breakdown mistrust in your community by showing that we care about each other).

6. Write a hand written letter to someone you know (like a friendly virus, this might be catching).

7. Turn off the TV and read a book that challenges your thoughts and beliefs (ignorance, in every sense of the word, is the root of so much pain and hostility).

8. Cook a meal for your family or friends with entirely locally produced fresh ingredients (show your support for your community and reward your guests).

9. Trust someone at every opportunity (they will often repay it ten-fold).

10. Volunteer to do something that scares you as often as you can (the conquering of fear makes us all stronger).

11. Spend a small amount of every day alone thinking about what you can do to help those around you (relax your brain and your body will surely follow).

12. Once a week, do something entirely for the benefit of another person (this is truly good for the soul).

13. Finally, make all of the above habitual and pass it on to everyone you meet (they will only think you’re mad for the first month or two – trust me!)

With realization of one's own potential and self-confidence in one's ability, one can build a better world. Dalai Lama

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I agree with your lists 100%. That was a great list. I believe that if everyone would be at peace, the world would be a better place to live in.
My T13 is up too and thanks for the visit on my WW.

Anonymous said...

Lovely list, I hope it does catch on! Thanks for the insperation!

Harlekwin said...

Love, gratitude, generosity, kindness, consideration, trust and taking time to take care of yourself...what a wise and wonderful list you've given us today!

Marie said...

thanks for reminding me. those are all great ideas to make our world a better place, indeed! great T13 list this week.

DigiscrapMom said...

I totally agree with the things you listed down. These things will surely make our world a better place. Someone really has to start it somehow :)

Happy Thursday!

Unknown said...

fabulous post..I would love to turn off all the noise and just read..It seems that would be so darn easy

Anonymous said...

I think this is my favorite T13 post for this week...besides my post, of course! :-) Happy T13!

Daisy said...

I love your list. Even though I am only a cat, I am going to try my hardest to be the best, nicest cat I can be!

Liz Hill said...

Hi--thanks for stopping by my TT--wish you'd come back as I have the music working now ;-)

I love your thirteen--just wonderful.

Mitchypoo said...

I love your TT! Uplifting and great ideas! And re: your last post, I too am struggling today, you are not alone. Happy TT! My TT is up!


Anonymous said...

Great list - good reminders to treat others well and think outside of our own lives...

Anonymous said...

Great list! Thanks for sharing those ideas.

Karina said...

This was a great list! I actually posted a similar TT today, but mine was driven by sad news and I was still in a state of shock, so it was definitely not as well versed as yours.

Still, I feel yours expanded on what I WANTED to say. GREAT list...thanks!

The Rock Chick said...

Great list and what a perfect way to carry on with yesterday's Blog Blast For Peace. It has to start with each and every one of us to start making the changes.

Happy TT!
Jessica The Rock Chick