Friday, September 3, 2010

A Challenge

I read this quote on a United Way Facebook status:

Today I am fortunate to have woken up, I am alive, I have a precious human life, I am not going to waste it. I am going to use all my energies to develop myself, to expand my heart out to others, to achieve enlightenment for the benefit of all beings, I am going to have kind thoughts towards others, I am not going to get angry or think badly about others, I am going to benefit others as much as I can.-Dalai Lama

Here's the challenge - to live this quote and tell us how you developed yourself, expanded your heart to others, etc.


  1. Today I developed myself by learning two new skills in my craft.

    Today I expanded my heart to others when I met a lady on the beach this afternoon and we laughed together.

    Today I grew closer to enlightenment by realizing that by smiling at people, they immediately smile and become welcoming and open to the energy of life.

    Today I had kind thoughts about a girl who works next door to my shop in the cafe - she is a lovely young lady with an amazing smile and laugh. I truly adore her.

    Today I did not become angry or think badly about anyone or anything.

    Today I benefited others by sharing my life's energy with them and receiving theirs with an open heart.

    Heather, today you have brought goodness and enlightenment to others - thank you for this positive and uplifting post.

  2. Sia - this is amazing and you have lifted my spirit through your comments. Isn't it amazing how much a smile can do? I still remember, at the age of 17 I was driving to my babysitting job, feeling very grumpy and a woman walking along the road gave me a beaming, genuine smile. My mood improved instantly. Must remember this.