The Human Spirit can be seen in large and small ways. In the spectacular and in the everyday.
While I’m always amazed by the spectacular feats of humanity, it’s the small gestures of the everyday that really change the world, change the conversation, and lift us all up.
The image I’ve selected is one of my children from a couple of summers ago. As you can see, one boy stops tying his shoe to help the other with his. He didn’t have to stop and help – the laces on those boots were unruly and never wanted to stay tied – but his big heart allowed him the Grace and Space to pass that grace along.
Mahatma Gandhi said, “Be the change you want to see in the world.”
Sometimes we’re able to affect big change — and that is a beautiful thing. Equally as beautiful is the way you choose to lead your everyday life. It’s all about the little, common things — not the grand gestures. The little everyday things become an expectation which is a good thing. When we expect the best in others, we expect the best in ourselves – just leaving ourselves grace for mistakes and missteps.
I hope in a million little ways, we can all contribute to the collective good of the Human Spirit.
Want to participate or see other submissions for Week 9?
Here are Frank’s rules:
“For those who’d like to participate in this weekly challenge, the rules are the following:
- Write a post with an image for this week’s topic
- Please tag your post with fpj-photo-challenge (if you’re not sure about how tags work, please check out this WordPress article about tagging posts)
- Create a pingback link to this post, so that I can create a post showing all of the submissions over the week
- Have fun creating something new (or sharing something old)!!”