Staying “Grounded in Good” When the World Seems to Be Spinning Off-Axis
I have always liked the Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. quote, “Darkness cannot drive out darkness, only light can do that.” I jotted down a couple of ways to potentially be a light to others in difficult times:
- Encourage other people positively through your words and actions
- Lend a helping hand or listening ear without having to be asked
- Give without seeking fanfare for your efforts and contributions
- Be generous with praise and stingy with criticism
- Invite someone new to join your group, table, activity and help them feel welcome and included
- Do more than what is asked without seeking something in return
- Look to be part of solutions versus fanning the flames of problems
- Take time out to rest and rejuvenate
- Make sure people know you care about them and are there for them as a resource
- Help put the “unity” back in “community”
By striving to tip the scales in favor of good instead of evil, it may encourage others to do the same. How will you be “grounded in good”?
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Todd A. Slingerland, CFP®