SOAPBOX of the week: Gandhi’s timeless vision

“Be the change you wish to see in the world.”   – Gandhi

Pride, wrath, greed, envy, lust, sloth and gluttony.  The infamous Seven Deadly Sins.  Or for some of us, the vices we find guilt or pleasure in daily.  Confess this with your 6.5 billion worldwide neighbors, and there’s your answer to “why we just can’t all get along”!  Thankfully, it’s not your job to change or fix the world.  But, if you think globally and act locally, IT SHOULD BE your priority to work on YOU to replace those not-so-fabulous habits with more promising, positive virtues.  Choose humility over vanity.  Forgiveness over anger.  Charity over avarice.  Admiration over jealousy.  Chastity over lechery.  Diligence over idleness. Self-restraint over excessiveness.  Folks, start with yourself -to experience the domino effect of promising change that knows no borders.

Copyright 2008 by Kimberlie Dykeman

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