What if video cameras could be used to eaves-watch and record not just crimes, but acts of love and kindness? Imagine what they would see with their ‘electric eyes’. I had the delight of waking up to a video this morning that showed people all around the world, hugging, kissing, acting goofy, acting responsibly, helping people move stuck cars, clean up messes and generally stirring up love mischief. This was recorded to the tune of the Supertramp hit ‘Give A Little Bit’. I laughed and teared up a bit as I watched the mini demonstration of love in action.
It was created by an organization called Love Everybody that was founded by musician and philanthropist Kenny Alphin (Big Kenny). The mission of the organization is to “Highlight the good, inspire greatness & encourage mutual responsibility for the betterment of humankind.” That he seems to do as part of their work which has included helping to construct a school in Kenya, fund scholarships in Appalachia, entertain Special Olympians, and raise money to feed homeless children.
What if you could be an even greater force for good in the world than you already are? What steps would you take to follow the mission statement above? It starts with the first thought that crosses your mind when you come to waking consciousness each morning. No matter how tired I am; like this morning, I direct my thoughts toward the difference I can make in the lives of those I touch. If I am feeling grumpy and out of sorts, I acknowledge it and then re-direct it since I know that attitudes are contagious. I sometimes listen to inspiring music to begin my day or watch videos like this one and it is a course corrector and attitude adjuster. At times I look around my room and observe the light and colors; the items that surround me, many of which are gifts from dear ones. How could I feel (for very long, at least), anything less than blessed? From that point, there is sometimes a conscious plan to follow the marching orders I am given each day whether it is to volunteer, open doors for people, call a friend who may be challenged by life circumstances, smile at someone I pass, letting someone go first out of a parking lot or across an intersection. It doesn’t take much and the ripples are endless.
So, today, give a little bit (or a lot) of your love. You may never know the difference it will make.
http://youtu.be/G_RCB32KKzM Shocking Footage