When I was a kid, my dad would take me hiking or camping and he would always say that we should leave the place better than when we got there. If we discovered any garbage or litter that had been left by others, WE packed it out. As the signs at the campgrounds read: “Take only memories, leave only footprints”.
His rule taught me to honor our environment and Mother Nature. That lesson is so valuable because it can be applied to everything in life. Once you become aware of your environment and what is needed in that space, you can consciously create a positive impact.
What if we all made an effort to leave every place that you visit, better, cleaner, and more harmonious?
Share your gifts, talents, strengths, and skills to take anything from okay, adequate, average, or “just fine” to fabulous! At work, give your projects extra attention and they’ll become outrageously spectacular.
Even (especially!) in our relationships, we can be aware of how we impact others and what is possible to create together. You’ll find that everyone benefits, because we inspire each other and are able to create in a way that we couldn’t have alone.
Take time everyday to be aware of your environment and find something you can do to make it better than when you got there, leaving a part of yourself, but no more than you have to offer. Remember to take care of yourself first.
Take it a step beyond “first do no harm”; instead, consciously create a better situation.
How will you leave your work, finances, body, mind, relationships, and physical environment better today?
Let us know how you make things better or about someone who inspires you by how they have a positive impact on everyone and everything around them.
Now, get out there and share your light!