If I am not mistaken those are a words in a song...but how many times have you heard people complain about what is wrong in the world. How it was and how it should be....It made me stop when I thought about those words on my walk back from the Pharmacy...and as I walked and pondered those words I realize the reason we keep waiting for the world to changes is because we ourselves are afraid of change...the fear of the unknown holds a lot of us back. So if we are afraid of change so maybe the rest of the folks in the world are afraid of change as well. It would make sense don't you think?
I will continue with words from songs for another thought. Michael Jackson sang about starting with the man in the mirror and asking him to change his ways. Again if we take a moment and think about those words....we are so willing to complain about how things are going in our lives, our neighborhoods, our community, our state, our country and finally the world. But what we don't do and by we I mean a majority of us is take the first steps to do something about it. We are afraid...change is stressful, uncomfortable and again down right scary. Is the solution to bury our heads in the sand and say LET SOMEONE ELSE DO IT. And, when someone else does step forward and does it and changes happens....but it is not the change we want...what do we do...we complain.
I have been through a lot of "STUFF" the last 12 years of my life....there were a lot of changes some that I could control and some that I could not. Was I afraid?...HELL YES....even when I was in control of the change....But even more so when I was not....Am I blessed? Some would say yes and others would say no I was just lucky...I am here today, why because I had no choice my heart was giving up on me and I had no choice. So I got a heart...and it was a good change.
I made some other changes in my life, that some people found rather ODD!!! I made personal choices in my life and for once did not care about the consequences...was I always up front with people about my changes...No, and for that I am sorry.
So as I was walking it occurred to me....we all need to look in the mirror and see that person who could make the world change.....If you keep on waiting for the world to change and let life go by because you are afraid....you can't complain.
Everyone talks about wanting PEACE in the World...is this not the standard answerer for all those BEAUTY CONTESTANTS....."I would like to see the PEACE in the World." Well that is a nice statement but you need to put some actions behind those words.....so tonight ask yourself am I doing all I can to make things better not only in my life, my neighborhood, my community, my state, my country and my world. Your answer may just surprise you!!!!!