“My fellow Americans, ask not what your country can do for you, ask what you can do for your country.” ~ JFK
Imagine if every day, each and every one of us thought this great quote JFK said so many years ago. We are so quick to blame others for what we don’t have, and for what others did to us, and how life is not fair. But, what if we could change all of that with just one positive thought, and then another, and another? What if we started today, thinking thoughts like:
- “I am so blessed to have my health.”
- “I am so grateful to have a roof over my head.”
- “I am so lucky, to live in the land of the free, home of the brave.”
If changing our thoughts, could change our mindset, and alter our attitude towards ourself and towards others, than isn’t it possible we could also make a difference for our country? Racial intolerance towards others can change to Racial Intelligence, when we start treating ourselves and others with respect, and kindness, and fairness.
Racial Intelligence can be Learned: “It is the practice of using Emotional Intelligence (EI) and Social Intelligence (SI) Tools to treat ourselves and others fairly.”
What I do today is very important because I am exchanging a day of my life for it. When tomorrow comes, this day will be gone forever, leaving something in its place I have traded for it. I want it to be a gain, not a loss – good not evil. Success, not failure, in order that I shall not regret the price I paid for it.” –
What will you do today, that you can look back on to tomorrow, knowing you made a difference?
RIP Wayne Dyer! You were a peaceful inspiration of intelligence to so many. May your life’s work and dedication to helping others, continue on thru the lives you touched!
“The Police are the Public; the Public are the Police. The Police are paid to give full time attention to duties that are incumbent upon every citizen in the interest of community welfare and existence.”
– Sir Robert Peel, father of modern policing
“In the last decade or so, science has discovered a tremendous amount about the role emotions play in our lives. Researchers have found that even more than IQ, your emotional awareness and abilities to handle feelings will determine your success and happiness in all walks of life…” – John Gottman, PHD
“The battles that count aren’t the ones for gold medals. The struggles within yourself – the invisible battles inside all of us – that’s where it’s at.”
– Jesse Owens
“While we dance in the streets and pat ourselves on the back for being a nation great enough to reach beyond racial divides to elect our first African-American president, let us not forget that we remain a nation still proudly practicing prejudice.”
“Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things you didn’t do than by the ones you did do, so throw off the bowlines, sail away from safe harbor, catch the trade winds in your sails. Explore, Dream, Discover.”
– Mark Twain