How to Get a Piece of Peace in Your Life

Wednesday, June 22, 2005

Living by Example

As much as we have free will and choice, we also find ourselves influenced by everyday occurrences in the world around us. We do not live in a vacuum. We can either be encouraged or discouraged by our environment and others around us. This affects our thoughts, words, and actions.

It is important to remember that it is still our choice to be affected by our surroundings.

Could you find yourself as a recipient and a participant of a long chain of negative reactions?

Could you be the initiator of a long chain of positive reactions in spite of the negativity you receive?

Could you instill hope, encouragement, growth, and inspiration?


You can choose to live by example even in the midst of the world's problems. You can be the one glimmer of hope that people around you see in their day. You can begin to change things simply by being true to yourself.

If you've never seen the movie or read the book
Pay it Forward, put it on your list of things to do.

Then see what is happening in the very real
Pay it Forward Movement ever since the book came out. It's amazing what people are capable of doing.