Rather than worrying about whether or not I offend somebody with what I say, I just keep it simple. I keep it simple by making it my top priority to just be a good news-er.
What I mean by being a good news-er is rather than complaining about the things that offend me, I do my best to talk of health, happiness, and prosperity with everyone I meet. By making it my top priority to be a good news-er I avoid the temptation of becoming a repeat offender.
Whenever I decide to repeat something from the news that upset me, something I heard that distressed me, or a social media post that got me burned up, I’m a repeat offender.
“For example, we can choose to lay our anger and whining on others, but that doesn’t really get rid of it. In fact, we find that people tend to join in on our negative commentary and feed it. We end up with more. But if we give to others the feelings we really want to keep - understanding, kindness, and humor - they will share their good stuff with us too. And we end up with more.” -God Grant Me…, Hazleton Meditations
When you hear disturbing news or are upset by the behavior of others, instead of complaining about it, see it as a signal to bless the situation or person. Complaining only highlights our fears. It’s affirming that we’re victims and so are our friends. We always have a choice between being fearful or experiencing love by extending love to others.
If you really want to be a change agent for good in your life, your community, and the world, then just be a good news-er. Every morning before launching into my day I take the time to let myself off the hook and go for it. I do this by reminding myself of my ultimate mission here on earth: to be a good news-er.
I’ve written down in my journal, “Darrell, Today’s mission, if you choose to accept it, is to go forth humbly. In other words, forget about winning approval and looking good, just go forth to bless, encourage and uplift.”
While I was serving in the United States Coast Guard, search and rescue was considered our main mission. We had many other responsibilities: marine safety, law enforcement, aids to navigation, ice operations, etc., but search and rescue was our top priority. Because saving lives was our top priority, compassion flowed into everything we did.
When we make being a good news-er our top priority, love flows into everything we do. By making it your intention each day to be a good news-er demonstrates your desire and commitment to keep tuning in to love. The Universe continuously broadcasts joy. Love tunes us in to it. This universal joy is a magnetic force that attracts all good things to us. When we’re tuned in to this universal joy everything seems to fall into place throughout the day. This is what is meant by, “The joy of the Lord is my strength.” It makes it clear that whenever we’re complaining and resenting we’re tuning in to a lower frequency, and it doesn’t feel good.
The good news is we can always tune right back in to health, happiness, love, prosperity, and success any time we decide to be a good news-er and resist the temptation to be a repeat offender.
So, “Dear Reader, Your mission if you choose to accept it, is to go forth humbly. In other words, forget about winning approval and looking good, just go forth to bless, encourage and uplift.”
Artist Darrell Fusaro is a decorated U.S. Coast Guard veteran, co-host of the podcast, “Funniest Thing! with Darrell and Ed” and author of the book, “What if Godzilla Just Wanted a Hug?” To learn more about Darrell visit: www.ThisWillMakeYouHappy.com