Sunday blogs are my favorite. They really allow me to expand beyond the hum-drum status updates I post during the week. They let my friends wake up refreshed, grab their favorite cup of Joe and allow the presenting of these (my) thoughts in the perfect fashion:
Relaxed, Aware and Peaceful...
Sunday blogs get me all rockin' inside and I hope they do that for you, too!
As I continue writing here, it becomes evidently more important as the days go by to not only connect with those reading but expand upon the positive vibes and goodness within all of us from a humanities standpoint.
This Sunday, I have chosen a topic that we all can understand and identify with:
Recently, I read a post from someone trying to share with the internet super-highway their feelings, no, actually pleading with the viewing audience for the POV
that no one should regret being a good person. I believe they were involved in a situational experience where this person tried to fight the good fight/standup for the humane side of the argument and not only met with negativity but also guilt (from the other party, obviously) for being the upstanding, good person in the ordeal. This pleading from an acquaintance to everyone in their friendship circle was not only beautiful but made me a bit sad in the same. It immediately forced the question of has being a good person become regrettable? Does society value the material, aesthetic, or fake so much higher than the correct way of being that truth and morality have been de-valued to an all-time low that even Superman may flip to the dark side because it's more fun?
I guess these are questions that you, the world citizen, must answer and become proactive upon yourself. Instead of waging a war of words upon the morality of society once again in a written form, I would actually like to work in a more (so I believe) intelligent and supportive manner that would help society instead of just becoming another talking head who bitches about everything instead of doing something about it.
In this writing, I would like to speak on why being a good person is NOT a regrettable standpoint but instead, THE way to live your life because its not only better for our society but for you as well. Being a good person is not hard, but it doesn’t just happen. As much as anything else, you have to want to be a good person and make choices that correspond with your beliefs. No matter where you are in your life, you can make the choice to find the inner positive vibes and better yourself as a person. I am not saying we have to be the "perfect" person because, honestly, imperfection truly is beautiful BUT there are traits to being a good person that can reflect your morality onto others. Although I cannot list them all (that would require writing a book that could rival War & Peace), How about I just list a few simple traits of a truly good person (in my humble opinion of course) that may act as a rudder to steer your ship upon the ocean of life.
Good People Are:
1. They are honest in relationships.
Relationships can put an amazing amount of stress and stain on a person, especially when things are going wrong. A nice person may try to stay in a relationship for too long, attempting to force something that isn’t there. But a truly good person will be honest in their relationship and move it forward when things are going well and end it when the time comes. It’s difficult, if not impossible, to live up to your lofty potential when your relationship is dragging you down. Be honest about how you feel and stay loyal when you’ve committed.
2. They compliment others when deserved.
Good people understand that others need praise. Complimenting is not only a good thing to do, but a sign that you can be excited for other people’s triumphs. A truly good person will compliment when deserved and offer constructive criticism when warranted.
3. They call their parents regularly.
It’s simple, but being respectful and grateful for your parents is a truly great thing. It’s easy to get to busy and let life get in your way, but truly good people find time to make sure they check in with mom and dad regularly.
4. They are polite.
Good people are polite. They show respect and mind their manners. It’s not to be a showoff or to seem better; they just truly respect individuals and want to treat them how they want to be treated. You don’t have to be formal or walk on eggshells to be polite. It’s more a function of ensuring you act in a way that is fitting for your present location.
5. They are kind to everyone.
A good person doesn’t have to like everyone, but they are at least kind. They look at people for the person they can be and can look past the present to see the person’s positives.
6. They are generous with their belongings.
While you don’t physically have to give the shirt off your back, a truly good person is be willing to be generous. A good person understands that the things we collect and the money we accumulate are not worth anything without people to share it with. You don’t have to be a bleeding heart, giving away your life fortune; rather, be open and generous to those less fortunate in a time of need.
7. They remember their manners.
Whether it’s waiting until everyone has their food to eat or opening the door when others walk through, proper manners are definitely not out of style. Truly good people understand the importance of their actions and always remember their manners.
8. They think of others.
It’s easy to be selfish and do what’s best for yourself. Yet, truly good people consider others in their decisions. They understand that what’s good for them may not always be the best for others. They don’t have to cater exclusively to others; rather, they understand and take into consideration how their actions will affect others and are comfortable with the decision to move forward.
9. They go the extra mile.
A truly good person makes sure the task gets done and always goes the extra mile. Whether it’s staying to help clean up after an event or spending their own time ensuring things get done properly, a good person understands the importance of finishing what they start.
10. They are kind to loved ones.
Sometimes you can be great to others but treat the ones who love you the most the worst. A truly good person doesn’t take out their problems on their loved ones and is as pleasant at home as in the public eye.
11. They smile.
A smile can light up a room, and truly good people smile often—not just when things are going well.
12. They make the best out of every situation.
In every situation, there are positives and negatives. A truly good person will find and focus the positives. That’s not to say they don’t take the negatives; rather, they find ways to improve and become better because of the bad things.
13. They make friends easily.
A truly good person is one who people want to be around. People are drawn to them. By being positive and finding the best in others, they can make and keep friends easily.
14. They don’t take things for granted.
Being a truly good person is an ongoing pursuit. They understand that what they’ve done in the past doesn’t ensure results in the future.
15. They are consistent.
A first impression is a lasting impression. By being consistent in what they do, a truly good person will ensure they always put their best foot forward and treat every person and situation the same.
Being a good person isn’t hard, but it does take a consistent approach. By using the traits above, you can be a truly good person. I, myself fall short on the list sometimes but like anything else in life where we attempt to improve ourselves, every day is a new day and a new opportunity to make that change. Being a good person is not about monetary gain. Being a good person is not about acknowledgement or fame. Being a good person is simply about being able to look in the mirror, every morning and actually know that you can be proud of the person you are becoming and being OK with that reflection in the mirror is truly the only way we will ever find true inner happiness and peace.
So, never fear, being a good person is not a regrettable action as my friend asked earlier this week, in fact, I would have to say after overviewing how interesting our society has become, being a good person is the only way to live your life and anyone who would attempt to make you feel otherwise has obviously not earned enough money in the bank of morality to buy a clue of what are the important things to achieve in this lifetime...
I am off to film a music video, wish me luck, and have a wonderful day y'all...
Love & Spanks,