I’m amazed to hear about various kickstarter campaigns that have been started – some of them goofy like the goal to make the largest potato salad, some of them tear-jerkingly commendable like raising money for a special treatment needed by a Seattle police officer.
And now with social media, we have the opportunity to hear about these commitments to help others made by regular people like you and me all the time. If we choose, we could be inundated with information about good stuff happening in the world – this world, right now every minute of the day. Imagine!!
At the same time it is just as easy to access the bad stuff – crazy rhetoric and horrible images of hateful acts against humanity. I am not advocating that we put our heads in the sand or become Pollyannas but I am asking for more assertiveness in lifting up and shining lights on the positive rather than the negative.
Ghandi said: “The enemy is fear. We think it is hate, but it is fear.” I believe there is amazing power in positive thinking and action and the fact that so many kickstarter campaigns get funded is proof that people really only need the teensiest nudges to do good in the world.
It’s all in the power of the narrative – so get out there and tell good stories folks – and spread some good around.
Here’s a video to get your positive juices going – 22 random acts of kindness.