"You are never too old to set another goal or to dream a new dream."
C. S. Lewis
"You must be the change you wish to see in the world."
We may not be able to change very much about what is going on around us in the world, but if each of us develops a positive vision of our own future, then that vision will radiate outwards to those around us. Think about it - how do you feel when you are around someone who is happy and full of joy? Don't you start feeling happy just by being around such a person? A positive, happy person radiates an inner joy that is felt by everyone they meet - just like a negative, angry person radiates an angry energy that others cannot wait to escape from. Whatever we feel and believe on the inside radiates outward to others and the world around us. Live each day as fully as you can - in the moment. Do not dwell on the past because the past is gone - Do not worry about the future because the future is not here yet. Think only about the PRESENT MOMENT.
Who am I TODAY - at this moment in time and space - and what can I do NOW that is loving and compassionate for myself and those I am in contact with. Feel something positive in the moment - like the warmth of the sun on your face or the beauty of a flower blooming right in front of you or the brilliant white color of puffy clouds in a clear blue sky. Do something kind for yourself today and say or do something kind for someone you come into contact with - even if this person is a complete stranger.
When we radiate kindness and compassion out to others - it comes right back to bathe and heal us. Similarly, when we radiate anger, tension, or disgust out to others - these negative emotional energies - also - come right back to us.