‘’”When we are no longer able to change a situation, we are challenged to change ourselves.” — Victor Frankl
When the situation around us seems challenging and we don’t know what to do; maybe we should look within ourselves.
We cannot change others, they must change themselves. Forcing them to think or do what we want will only cause later anger and resentment.
We CAN change ourselves. What can we do to help the situation? Are we just adding to the conflict or are we part of the solution? Are we just complaining or are we helping? Are we just handing out empty words and no positive action?
Showing unconditional love, kindness, empathy, forgiveness, respect, and acceptance can go a long way to positively changing yourself. This change will have a positive impact on others around you and will spread.
Martin Luther King wrote about not trying to defeat or humiliate the opponent, but to win his friendship and understanding. He believed that at the center of action must be love.
This holiday season, lets all work on making our own change to impact our world! Make a change, be the change!