“The world is changed by your example, not your opinion.” Paulo Coelho
We all have our opinions and we have a legitimate right to them. It’s important to stand up for what we believe in. However, in order to be the change in the world that we hope to be, we have to remember to respect others and their opinions. But even more importantly we have to demonstrate love, kindness, acceptance and compassion. Those are the true catalysts for change. The world needs more coaches and fewer critics. We’re all more open and receptive to gentle guidance than to harsh opposition. Be a supportive role model rather than a chronic cynic. Share a smile and an encouraging word and watch how easy it is to make a difference and foster positive results. Make a prayer for peace your rally cry and let’s shine some light into our sometimes dark world.