Source: The Honor Challenge
Resolve is not measured or found in fleeting guilt or dutiful apologies.
Treating people with Importance, Respect, and Kindness should not be reserved for “Special” days…
What if every day we treated people like it was their birthday.
Called them up, sent a nice message, acknowledged them, took them to coffee or lunch, gave a smile and/or a compliment…
How would it be if our words and actions reflected that we cared about whether or not they felt important and valued!
Challenge: Pick a person, and for an entire week really treat them special, as if it was genuinely their birthday. Do this full-heartedly, but don’t mention the challenge to them or others. The Honor Challenge
Note: This is not necessarily about material gifts but a frame of mind, words, and actions (outreach.)
It’s important to think of how this will affect people make sure your words and actions are appropriate for the relationship you have with them. You also could discuss the week with the person afterwards tell them everything was genuine but sparked by this challenge, and then get their feedback, and maybe encourage them to try it with someone.
I wonder how relationships and/or self-esteem will be affected…
The idea is to change our state of mind. To impact how we think about and interact with the people in our lives, and to have more connected relationships.
Please spread this challenge and Share your experiences
here with us! The Honor Challenge
Source: Why I Love Coffee
A Christmas Speech on Peace:
“It really boils down to this: that all life is interrelated. We are all caught in an inescapable network of mutuality, tied into a single garment of destiny. Whatever affects one directly, affects all indirectly. We are made to live together because of the interrelated structure of reality. Did you ever stop to think that you can’t leave for your job in the morning without being dependent on most of the world? You get up in the morning and go to the bathroom and reach over for the sponge, and that’s handed to you by a Pacific islander. You reach for a bar of soap, and that’s given to you at the hands of a Frenchman. And then you go into the kitchen to drink your coffee for the morning, and that’s poured into your cup by a South American. And maybe you want tea: that’s poured into your cup by a Chinese. Or maybe you’re desirous of having cocoa for breakfast, and that’s poured into your cup by a West African. And then you reach over for your toast, and that’s given to you at the hands of an English-speaking farmer, not to mention the baker. And before you finish eating breakfast in the morning, you’ve depended on more than half the world. This is the way our universe is structured, this is its interrelated quality. We aren’t going to have peace on Earth until we recognize this basic fact of the interrelated structure of all reality.”
~Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.
Peace on Earth.
The air is full of silence, yearning to hear a gentle breeze.
Can you see this soul full of fears and dreams, simply needing that burden to ease?
The sky is full of silence; winged creatures anxiously await dawn’s glare.
Can you hear this mind racing; lusting for an opportunity to share?
The earth is full of silence, life bustling beneath in quiet urgency.
Can you feel this heart thunderously beat, chaos availing what you cannot see?
This voice is full of silence, caught in a web of unspoken pain.
Can you understand the need; how loud the empty shrieks can reign?
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