What a GREAT article! Love the movie- and the life lessons are so true!
Sometimes when I’m about to do something that I’m not sure I can do, I become very afraid of the possibility of failure. I think it’s important to realize that you miss 100% of the shots you don’t take, so you might as well give yourself a chance. If you start something, you have a better chance of succeeding than if you were to be too afraid to try. Believe in yourself- and whatever it is that you’re struggling with, just remember that you’re not going to make any progress unless you try.
First impressions mean the world to some people, right? Why do we judge so heavily on appearances? As a society, we are primarily concerned with fitting in and we don’t allow those that may look, sound or act a little “different from the mainstream person to fit in with us. Shame on us for that mindset. Susan Boyle is beautiful in her audition as she sings “I Dreamed A Dream” from Les Miserables for the hit TV Show “Britain’s Got Talent.” Check it out and remember this as you start judging a book by its cover next time.
I found this posted on Buzzfeed and thought it was just perfect to share on my blog to remind you that people are ultimately good. Take a look.
1. This picture of Chicago Christians who showed up at a gay pride parade to apologize for homophobia in the Church.
(Michelle Gantner / Maladjusted Media)
… and the reaction from the parade.
(Michelle Gantner / Maladjusted Media)
2. This picture of two Norwegian guys rescuing a sheep from the ocean.
3. This sign at an awesome bookshop.
4. This exchange between a 3-year-old girl and a shopping center.
5. This note that was handed to a waiter along with a $20 bill by an elderly lady in his restaurant.
6. This sign at an awesome Subway restaurant.
7. This picture of a villager carrying stranded kittens to dry land during floods in Cuttack City, India.
Images by Biswaranjan Rout / AP
8. This sign at an awesome drycleaner’s.
Plaza Cleaners in Portland, OR, helped over 2,000 unemployed workers who couldn’t afford dry cleaning. The store’s owner estimated that it cost his company $32,000 dollars.
9. This photograph of a man giving his shoes to a homeless girl in Rio de Janeiro.
10. This picture of a firefighter administering oxygen to a cat rescued from a house fire.
11. This interaction between a Guatemalan girl and a tourist she just met.
12. This gesture from a neighbor.
13. These photos of two children collaborating to rescue a dog who had fallen into a ravine.
14. This note on a young family’s check.
15. This exchange between a protester and a soldier during a protest in Brazil.
15. These pictures of a man jumping into rough waters to rescue a stranger’s Shih Tzu in Melbourne.
Sue Drummond was walking her beloved Shih Tzu, Bibi, on a pier in Melbourne, when a fierce gust of wind picked him up and hurled him into the rough waters of the bay. A passerby, Raden Soemawinata, who happened to be on the pier that day to scatter his grandmother’s ashes, wasted no time in stripping down and diving into the bay to rescue the animal. (Photos: Chris Scott) Via: news.com.au
16. And this photograph of two best friends on a swing.
I challenge you to try this for three days. Just give it three days, but really treat every person you meet like they are going to die by midnight. This means every single person you come in contact with- a waitress, salesperson, that annoying family member or neighbor…the list goes on.
I came across this a while ago, while in college, and I tried it. Not only did it change how I treated people immediately, but it changed my perspective about a lot of things. When there’s a sense of urgency in your life, you think differently. Little things that used to upset you suddenly don’t matter anymore. You realize what is important. I hope that this somewhat silly challenge is taken seriously by someone, and that it changes your life for a little more than just three days. Just try it.