I was talking to someone about this year’s commitment to sharing stories of bearing good fruit. I was surprised to see that it didn’t have the effect that I intended. I won’t go into details, for privacy’s sake…but I will say this: bearing good fruit, doesn’t have to be a huge affair. You don’t need to start a foundation, donate money, go on a volunteer vacation, create a website, or give up more of your precious time (sorry if that last one sounds biting, its just that I hate it when people say that). I know that sometimes I am overly enthusiastic and I also know that I don’t walk in anyone else’s shoes, so I will try to understand what impedes or overwhelms someone when I suggest the great fun of bearing good fruit. It can be as small as a mustard seed. Send a message or note to someone that you admire, or aspire to be like, don’t assume that they know they are a good influence.
Donate something, plant something, say something or do something positive. Change up your day to add things to it, not by obligation, but by something that feels like an opportunity to make a life, or just life itself better. The onus is on us regular folk to turn up the love temperature. And it will take everyone of us to comply. We are the ripple effect!