“We must all learn to live together as brothers or we will all perish together as fools. We are tied together in the single garment of destiny, caught in an inescapable network of mutuality. And whatever affects one directly affects all indirectly. For some strange reason I can never be what I ought to be until you are what you ought to be. And you can never be what you ought to be until I am what I ought to be. This is the way God’s universe is made; this is the way it is structured.”
Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.
I love this quote by Dr. King Jr. He was an inspirational man who encouraged some major transformation and growth in America. His words need to be remembered and shared today because we still have work to do. Maybe the racial situation is improved, but we as people still have a long way before we are living as brothers (and sisters).
I think the first step to really making this transformation is accepting that everything, yes everything, you do has an impact on someone else. Nothing I do is just about me, every choice I make (and you make) impacts someone else. We’ve been told about the butterfly effect (a butterfly flaps its wings in California and half way around the world it causes a hurricane), and I know it works the same way with people.
Each day as you make your choices, remember that what you do impacts others. You have the ability to help heal and grow the world. What ways can you make a difference?