“…So then, you must clothe yourselves with compassion, kindness, humility, gentleness and patience. Be tolerant with one another and forgive one another whenever any of you has a complaint against someone else…”
Today Bloggers are participating in Gary Vayerchuk’s call for posts on good people. He has proclaimed April 4th to be Good People day. Good for Gary for making a positive difference in today! Besides, that is what we are all about every single day here. The thoughts, ideas, attitudes and the people that inspire us to make a difference. So Good People Day is a perfect fit for Life’s Little Inspirations. We like good people here every day.
But wait….what makes somebody good? It’s one thing to be inspired. We can be inspired by someone’s drive, their passion, their intelligence, their creativity, their self-discipline, but in truth, they can have all of these, and still be ruthless, self-absorbed, ignorant of others. Not at all good.
Conversely, a person can be good and self-less and have little in the way of those qualities just mentioned. They can live their lives as unsung heroes, or they can be very inspiring. Occasionally they can be both. Perhaps, it isn’t until time has passed and you have had the maturity to realize where your important lessons have come from, that you realize that beauty and goodness were right under your nose and you hadn’t taken the time to notice.
Good people are under our noses every day. Like colorful flowers, they adorn our day with beauty and love. They smile at us and rarely ask for anything in return. They brighten our world and bring the hope of a better place. They might be sharing little moments as they pass us by. they might be the day-to-day people in our world that we know are good, but just don’t always think about.
Because we are too absorbed in our own busyness.
Today is Good People Day. Who are they? Where are they? Stop and smell the flowers of goodness throughout your day today. Take a deep breath, look around. What have you been missing? Notice them. Smile at them.
Say thank you.
Be one of the flowers yourself. Bloom….Be colorful, cheery, grateful. Make a difference, bring a smile to someone’s day.
Goodness is all around us. So is evil. The flowers and weeds of life. Can you imagine if we all walked through the world only looking at the weeds and ignoring the flowers? What an ugly garden we would think we had. How sad it would be to have missed all the beauty.
We have a lot of media and people pushing weeds at us all the time these days. Our busy lives don’t give us much time to sit on the garden benches and reflect on the flowers we encounter.
But for today, make it a point. Stop and look. Take time to smell the goodness. Take a deep, deep breath.
Maybe we can learn to see a “Good People World” instead of just one day.