Thursday, September 30, 2010

Do Right

"The time is always right to do what is right"

When I read such a quote I wonder to myself, how many of us "do the right thing" on a daily basis?  And what is "doing the right thing".  

In my opinion it is living our lives in good character, with good morals and values.   Letting ourselves, our hearts, and our souls be the best they can be.  And living the best life we can.  Not an easy task considering what life throws at us all sometimes.

It is knowing right from wrong.  Something that seems to skewed in our society these days.

I'm not going to sugar coat anything.  Crap happens in life.  Some days are great and others plain suck.  But doing the right thing should not change, it should be the one constant in our life. 

So why is it when I read the news or watch tv I feel like I'm being bombarded with so many that don't seem to know right from wrong, nor come close to doing the right thing.  Because in essence it is much easier said than done.

Doing the right thing.  What does that really mean?  Here's my random ideas of examples....

1. Simple things like hold doors for others.
2. Tell the truth.  Speak the truth. Live the Truth. Simply put don't lie.
3. Remembering that love is more important than lust.
4. If you don't have anything nice to say about someone just don't say anything.
5. Respect others.
6. Stop judging start understanding.  At least try to understand.
7. Help those in need you never know when it might be you who needs help.
8. Stick up for what is right, make your voice heard, sometimes change happens with one small step.
9. Driving speeding, texting, or being distracted
10. Think. Think. Think.  Think.  Before you do something you might regret.
11. Don't let alcohol and drugs control you or cloud your judgement. 
12. Republicans and Democrats stop wasting millions of dollars on campaigns.  Put the money into this country, into new programs, and work together, learn to compromise, listen to what the majority of real people have to say.
13. Don't make fun of others.
14. Don't be selfish, think of others.
15. Try to do one nice thing a day.
16. Create more inspirational good hearted movies and tv shows.
17. Criticize less, encourage more.
18. Spend less, donate more.

Just a little sample of ways we could do more right in the world, and less wrong.  There are a million other ways as well. And I know not everyone is religious but I think the ten commandments are a good example of what it means to "do what is right". 

Anyway, the quote happened to be on my calendar this morning and I thought it was one worth sharing.  I'm sure it means different things to each of us.  Hopefully it will inspire you like it has inspired me today.

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