Thursday, October 12, 2006

I Have Been Changed

When you think of all the people that you have had an impact on and that impacted your life in some way you may realize that it is everyone you have ever come in contact with. Big or small, for better or worse, noticed or unnoticed every interaction we have changes us and the other person. There is a line in a musical that goes something like this:

I don't know if I've been changed for the better, but I have been changed for good.

Keep this thought in mind as you interact throughout your day and make sure your interactions make a change for the better. You will find that keeping this intention will positively impact your life as well.

Monday, October 02, 2006

The correct answer, a response

"To respond is positive, to react is less"
Never settle for less. Never allow less. Actually, when you "react" to words or a situation, you are not in any condition to make any kind of choice. Ever hear the expression "knee-jerk" reaction? I think of that a couple of ways, both of which help me to understand the difference between respond and react.
- "Knee-jerk" gets it's name from what your leg does involuntarily when the doc bangs on your knee with that red hammer.
- Re-act is just that acting again and again. It implies that the action is without thought or consideration.
A response is evaluated and a reflection of your true intentions. So when things happen in your life don't be less and react but be positive and true; take a breath and respond.