Sunday, May 31, 2009

My Year of Hopefulness - The World We Live In

"Every aspect of our lives is, in a sense, a vote for the kind of world we want to live in." ~ Frances Moore Lappe

This is one of the best quotes I've read in a long time. Think about the hundreds, even thousands of small choices we make every day. Where to shop, how to commute to work, where to live, work, and play, how to treat strangers and co-workers and family members and friends, where and how we spend our time and with whom. Every one of those choices has an impact on the world, and therefore shapes it.

It's easy to feel that we're so small and that the problems in our world are so large that we couldn't possibly make a difference with our daily choices. The truth is we make a difference with every step without even knowing it. We have so much ability to change our existence and the existence of those around us. We do it every day; we're already impacting the world right now, so why not recognize that and make the choices that lead us toward making the world the kind of place we want to be?

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