The Goodness of Humans

“I alone cannot change the world, but I can cast a stone across the waters to create many ripples.” ~ Mother Teresa

Sometimes we humans are mean, greedy and petty, with a penchant for violence. But when a catastrophe comes along such as Mother Nature being unhinged, we all come together in a beautiful union.

Calamity brings out the best in us. It brings out our true Spirits of love and caring humans here on this planet to help one another. This is a good thing because in times of disaster we certainly need to join forces for survival.

We are in survival everyday on this planet; we just don’t know it. Our Earth could be wiped out in a second. So instead of raising fists, or guns into the air, or being right or left, or actually thinking we are better than our neighbor because of skin color etc., how about coming together as one making life good for all.

Think of all the good things we could do if we took all that negative energy that’s fueled by the fear of losing who we think we are and turned it around to all things positive. If we came together the way we do when disaster comes a knocking, think of all we could accomplish in our world.

There is so much goodness in humans. We just need to grow up, get over ourselves and let it flow out.  We need to finally learn the lessons of life.

“The idea of karma is that you continually get the teachings that you need to open your heart.” ~ Pema Chodron

24 thoughts on “The Goodness of Humans

  1. The world truly needs millions more Mother Teresas right now. Hi, Michele. I hope that all is well with you and yours.

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    • Hi Neil 🙂 Yes, Mother Teresa was so very special. She gave her whole self to help others. I wish we had more like her, but if we all could tap into some of who she was maybe the world would be a little better place. We are all doing well in my family and I hope you and your family are well too.

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  2. It is an amazing thing Michele that there is a great measure of empathy in us all from the wisdom we have learned. It’s just that the shield of fear always seems to be out in front of us first, testing the waters to see how deep it is. And alas, in that instant that it registers something it ‘reacts’ so quickly, not having learnt yet that it is holding us to ransom above and beyond that beautiful empathy.
    I think we need a blip in our technology (the isolator), and then watch as we have no choice but to work together to get back to the basics to live, and then see the power of sharing to bind us again.
    Great post dear lady, I can hear your heart within it. May it be that stone in a pond 😀 ❤️ 🙏🏼 🦋

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    • So true Mark. We do have so much empathy in us and the fear just keeps it at bay. I love how you’ve explained the problems we have with this fear. Our over reacting and how technology is the isolator. We do need a blip in technology to get us back to working together as a team. Thank you for sharing your wisdom, and yes, my heart has been so invested just didn’t know how to put it out there. I hope my tiny ripple helps. xo

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  3. Michelle says:

    Totally agree Michele, there is so much good in humans and may each of us be stones that gently ripple the waters. Take care xxx

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  4. Pam Lazos says:

    We need to get passed this election so we can start being good to each other again. At least I hope that’s what happens, Michele. xo

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  5. Val Boyko says:

    Thank you for this powerful and gentle reminder for the world, Michele. 💕

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  6. Invisibly Me says:

    I sadly find that disastrous events can bring out the best or the worst in people, and it saddens me so much when we see too much of the latter. I think that’s what I’m seeing a lot lately here in the UK. Rather than community-mindedess, there’s a lot of selfishness. But when we see people coming together, helping each other out, being mindful of one another, it really is beautiful and it helps to restore your faith in humanity, doesn’t it? Beautiful post that’s put a smile on my face 😊 Stay safe, Michele.xx

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    • Where I live we have been having awful wildfires and so many people along with their animals have been suffering. We’ve also had so much unrest with violent protests that it’s just been crazy. But when the wildfires started I was amazed at the love and care neighbors were showing for one another. This year has been awful for everyone with the pandemic, and here in America we are dealing with awful leadership that has caused neighbors to distant themselves from each other. But what I’m seeing now is hope in the human race. So I guess my faith is being restored. Thank you Caz for your comments and for being beautiful you. xo

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  7. Holly says:

    I adore this post, Michele! 💕 Your heart of love shines through so brilliantly. What you say is 100% true. What kind of world would we be living in today if all the division stopped and the compassion began?

    Why in the world does it take full-blown disasters to bring out any form of empathy in people these days? Don’t get me wrong. I’m grateful for kindness being shown, no matter the reason. It just saddens me that this isn’t our norm. So much hate over absolutely no good reason. (sigh)

    Thank you for sharing this beautiful message of hope. I pray everyone who reads will be touched. If we could get even just a few people out in their part of the world being kind, perhaps the effect would continue to ripple. That’s what it’s all about.

    Sending love and kindness your way. 💕

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  8. Hi Holly 🙂 Thank you so much! I would so love to see compassion replace all this division we’ve been experiencing. So much un-trust with neighbors we’ve all used to love spending time with and trusted. Like I was saying to Caz (above), right now where I live there is so much caring and kindness because of the wildfires, but will it last? I’m not sure. As our election draws near I wouldn’t be surprised if love takes a backseat. All our energy needs to be on humanity, our beautiful planet and all we share our world with. Thank you so very much for your kind warm words. Sending you love and beautiful days.

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  9. There is goodness. I enjoy the stories that are showing that even in these ‘dark times’.

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  10. It’s so good to see people having empathy, and it gives me hope.

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  11. Words of wisdom and reality, Michele. I completely agree with your words. When calamity strikes is the time we all come together and take care of the humanity. We all have goodness in us. Great post 👌👌👌

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