“Be the change you wish to see in the world”

Please notice that the quote above is not from Ghandi: it’s just a short recap to reduce to a slogan his deeper thought about how we mirror the world and that we need to start a long path of inner introspection and hard work before making a difference. If you’re interested, here it is the part where this quote comes from:

“We but mirror the world. All the tendencies present in the outer world are to be found in the world of our body. If we could change ourselves, the tendencies in the world would also change. As a man changes his own nature, so does the attitude of the world change towards him. This is the divine mystery supreme. A wonderful thing it is and the source of our happiness. We need not wait to see what others do”

But to me the point is the message not the messenger, so here’s what this post is about. Each time I read a newspaper or the news online, the only thing that strikes my attention is how much violence there’s in the world, at any level. Racial hate, terrorism, but also simply the guy killing his girlfriend or the father who exterminates his family. Grief doesn’t need big numbers, it’s a matter of names and lives. All all this makes me eager of positive things and positive figures and now you get to whom I was thinking about.

Yesterday it was JD’s 25th birthday. I think that special extraordinary people like him, who care for others with so much warmth and kindness, make such a wonderful difference. I hope he knows how much I “love” him. Honestly the world  would be such a nicer place if everybody was like him and please don’t ask me what makes him so outstanding, because I don’t know where to start from. “Special” is the only thing that comes to my mind.

Hope you all have your own lifesaver to hang on when the light goes off, I wish to mine a life full of smiles, fulfilled dreams, goals set, friends, new experiences, surprises and never ending joy. Please, J, never ever change.

TRACK OF THE DAY: Creep – Radiohead


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