Be The Change You Want To See In This World

@sr0415 (1140)
Philippines
August 3, 2007 9:13pm CST
My day was beautiful, even if it was raining. :) I flashed the world with my sweetest smile when I wake up this morning. My positive aura was just bimming! (",) I received compliments from people around me - from my family, in my workplace and even from the personnel of the client that I handle. The owner of that company which is under my account also smiled at me! It's a miracle! *hehe* (Just an INFO: That old Chinese businessman is always angry and yells at his employees. I had also received feedbacks that he's also grumpy.) Gossip! *hehe* But this day, I saw he smiled at me! It was a good start. [I hope to be at my best when I submit the financial reports and discuss business matters about his company by next week.] =) *wHew!* As a summary: Everything was good and even at its best! Then it happened, one comment from one person pulled me down and made the remaining hours of my day really bad. Her words were so insensitive. Grr... Then, I realized... it was my fault. Why did I let her words affect me? I could choose to ignore them, but I let what she said affect my system. Then, I look at myself. Sometimes, I wish Mom had learned to invest before our food business fell off. I wish Papa think first to where he wanted his retirement money go. I wish my brother find a job first, save his salary then invest the money he'll earn so that he would not have any problem in terms of gathering capital for his endeavors now. I pointed fingers - sometimes, even to the point of blaming others. But I realize that I have to take personal inventory and see my own faults. I cannot change people the way I want them to be. I cannot make the world the way I want it to be. But, I can be a living example. I can change my ways. Through my actions and positive outlooks on life, I may be able to touch someone's soul and make a difference to another person's life. =) ***** Have a happy weekend everyone! God bless! \(",)_
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@DavidReedy (2411)
• United States
4 Aug 07
Be the change you want to see in the world... Who was the first to see this I wonder. I know that Gandhi said that.
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@sr0415 (1140)
• Philippines
4 Aug 07
Hi DavidReedy! "Be the change you want to see in this world" --- it was the statement that came to my mind when I woke up this morning. :) And I thought of putting a discussion here in myLot regarding this one. (",) Hmmm.. really? How did Gandhi said it? What were his exact words? Enjoy your weekend and God bless! =)
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• United States
4 Aug 07
Gandhi said, "You must be change you wish to see in this world."
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@faith210 (11233)
• Philippines
4 Aug 07
Hi sr0415! You really sound so positive...very good dear! Hold on to that attitude and you will lead a happy life forever. Have a nice day and God bless! :)
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@sr0415 (1140)
• Philippines
5 Aug 07
Hi faith210! I just want to share to a lot of people how a positive outlooks can do to a person's life. Being grumpy or being a happy is a choice, right? :) And oh! About the token when I was 6 years old.... hmmm? Was token already "in" during those time? *wehehehe* :p Enjoy the rest of your weekend and God bless! :p
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• Philippines
4 Aug 07
Yes. We ourselves determine what we want from this world.We can never change it but we can change ourselves in it
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@Lydia1901 (16354)
• United States
14 Aug 07
I want a lot of things to change in this world but it will take forever to make it all happen somehow.