Be the Change

I've been struggling with how to deal with having a child in this violent world. How do I teach him that there's more good than bad in this world and not to hide out in a doomsday shelter? How do I teach him to be nice to people and the importance of being a decent human being? The best way to show him is to do it myself.

I want to do something nice for my fellow humans. I can't afford to donate hundreds of dollars to a charity, but I can afford to buy the order of the person behind me in the Starbucks drive thru. I can let the frazzled parents with the fussy baby go ahead of me in line at the grocery store. A small gesture can make a huge difference.

Image by Miss Turner (Flickr)

I want my son to grow up thinking it's normal to do something nice for others, that it's normal and not a special occurrence.

"Be the change that you want to see in the world." Who's with me?