What if Wednesday: Mirrored Image

What If Wednesday, Compassion, Mirror Image

What if you woke up one morning, walked to your bathroom, glanced up at the mirror and saw someone staring at you, wearing the same exact clothes you were wearing, but you had no idea who this person was? Suppose you had to walk around all day looking like that person, perhaps of another race, gender, age or socioeconomic status? What would you think? What would you do?

What if that person was someone you labeled in the past with insensitivity and you were now wearing their shoes, and being treated horribly, with disdain or neglected? What if you couldn’t return to your normal self unless you learned a valuable lesson of compassion from being in this individual’s shoes, because of how you previously mistreated or stereotyped such a person? What if?

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What If Wednesday: Strengthening Humanity

Humanity

Image Credit: James Childs

Civilization. What if the quality of our existence depends on how we treat people outside our tribe? Where would we be without people?

Remember humanity and reflect on how you want to be perceived and treated as a person. In our pursuit in all areas of happiness, we have the power to unite and strengthen humanity when we stop labeling, trolling, bullying and stereotyping innocent people. Simply remember the elements of decency and respect we want to receive from others and then imagine how much better uniting humanity would be for our health, our world and our spirit. What if?

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What If Wednesday: To Love Each Day

Love, Valentines Day

Today we celebrate Valentine’s Day, but do we only turn up the volume of our love meter on this day? Can you imagine how much more tranquil and united we would be if we gave the gift of love each day as passionately as we do on this 14th day of February? Imagine that?

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What If Wednesday: The Value of People

What If Wednesday, Jewels, The Value of People

What if we valued people like we place value on precious gems and other treasures? So often, we hear the cry about not getting paid fairly or for what we think we are worth. Guess what, you will never be. We have impressive resumes and loads of experience that seem obsolete to many HR Managers in the world we currently live in. It leaves us scratching our heads in confusion about the devaluing of our accomplishments and embracing what appears to be flippant, nonchalant attitudes from the inexperienced with a poor work ethic.

As our elders live in their winter season, so many are tucked away and forgotten, because we are too busy and there are too many other more important things to attend to. Little do we realize, they hold many valuable stories and lessons that will help us to rise with grace in our technologically advanced society. When our children are curious and ask many questions, do we merely give them a smartphone or computer notepad and tell them to go somewhere because you are busy?

When we finally realize that we devalued the valuable, will it be too late?

What If Wednesday: If You Were a Tool

What If Wednesday, Tools, Hammer, Wrench, Pliers, Screwdriver

What if you had to choose what type of tool you would be and why, what would your decision be? Would you be a hammer, a wrench, a screwdriver, a saw, a clamp, a drill, a trowel, a level, a utility knife, a chisel or pliers?

I thought about this question while I was doing some repairs around the house and it was not as easy of a decision to make, as one would think. I was also reminded of the song If I Had a Hammer, sung by many performers like Pete Seeger, Trini Lopez, Sam Cooke, Peter~Paul~and Mary, and Aretha Franklin. According to online sources, “If I Had a Hammer (The Hammer Song)” was written by Pete Seeger and Lee Hays in 1949. It was written in support of the progressive movement and was first recorded by The Weavers, a folk music quartet composed of Seeger, Hays, Ronnie Gilbert, and Fred Hellerman.

What if you were a tool, which tool would you be? How useful would you be to others who needed and depended on you? What if?

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What if Wednesday: A Random Act of Kindness?

Comfort, Assistance, Random Act of Kindness

What if each of us did one, just one, simple random act of kindness today without any preplanning, pomp or circumstance? Can you imagine how contagious that could be? Now, this doesn’t mean you can’t do more, but just one act of kindness could mean the world to one person. What if?

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What If Wednesday: Learning?

Learning, Growing, Education

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What if the prescription for staying young, reducing brain decay, increasing a healthy appetite for discovery and remaining useful, regardless of any age was to Never Stop Learning? Would you be up for the challenge? What if?

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