Sherly Mays; A Better world.

Updated: Mar 24

Guest writer for mynzdreamblog

A Better World

Over the past year, we have seen many things in our world that have changed my viewpoint of our relationships as human beings. We can go back through our history and see that our leaders were not always correct, our laws didn’t benefit everyone, our planet is eroding, education has been sidelined by “must have experience”, people are hungry, and jobs have been depleted by automation. We have been through a lot as a people and our future generation will wonder how we let this happen.

If that initial paragraph gives you a reason to pause and excogitate about the roles we play in society, let me provide some hope. Do you believe that we are better off together than we are apart? Do you have the belief that we are meant to help one another and not tear each other down? Do you believe that our differences allow us to provide resources in times of need? It doesn’t matter whether you are religious, spiritual, or atheist, you must believe that we are here for a higher purpose. We have all been gifted this opportunity, this moment in time, to believe that a change in how we relate to one another is what can make this world better for future generations.

I have faith that this is our assignment. What is faith? Faith is the evidence of things hoped for and the substance of things unseen. We can be the change we need for our sons and daughters. Now, if you have read any of my previous articles, you will know that I’m all about simplicity and sustainability. So how do we make this necessary shift and create a better space for everyone on this planet? Simple? Yes. Does it require commitment? Yes. Once accomplished, can we sustain it? Yes. The reality is that everyone is one decision away from change. The need to change has to be greater than the need to stay the same.

Here’s our solution. Have you read Robert Fulghum’s, Everything I Need to Know I Learned in Kindergarten? This credo, as he calls it, has stuck with me for my entire life. He wrote this because one day he had an epiphany. He stated, “I realized then that I already know most of what’s necessary to live a meaningful life—that it isn’t all that complicated. I know it. And have known it for a long, long time.”

Here are a few things we have all learned according to Fulghum. Share everything. Play fair. Don't hit people. Put things back where you found them. Clean up your own mess. Don't take things that aren't yours. Say you're sorry when you hurt somebody. What do you think about those elements of humanity through the minds of ‘when we were young? I encourage you to read this click here to read as it is short but packed with meaning, inspiration, and instructions on how to make this world a better place for today and generations to come.

This is that hope I spoke of earlier. My hope and I’ll take the liberty of saying, your hope, rests in knowing that no matter what you believe we have an opportunity and an obligation to humanity. Let’s make this world a better place. And I’ll ask one final question. Would this be a better world if we had cookies and milk about three o'clock every afternoon and then lay down with our blankies for a nap? Humm, something for you to ponder. A NASA study showed NASA pilots that took a 26-minute nap were found to be 56% more productive and more alert. Go now, and nap. Think of those things we already know to make our world better and when you wake… be the change you want to see.

Until the next time,

May you speak words of positivity, seek people that are open-minded, show daily gratitude, remain passionate about your desires, stay motivated into action and be an inspiration to others. And may your music always be heard!

Your Friend, Sheryl

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