012. Start With Yourself

"When I was young and free and my imagination had no limits, I dreamed of changing the world. As I grew older and wiser, I discovered the world would not change, so I shortened my sights somewhat and decided to change only my country.

But, it too, seemed immovable.

As I grew into my twilight years, in one last desperate attempt, I settled for changing only my family, those closest to me, but alas, they would have none of it.

And now as I lie on my deathbed, I suddenly realize: If I had only changed my self first, then by example I would have changed my family.

From their inspiration and encouragement, I would then have been able to better my country and, who knows, I may have even changed the world."

– The above words are said to be written on the tomb of an Anglican Bishop in the crypts of Westminster Abbey in London, England.

How true! Many times we

How true! Many times we expect others to change but not ourselves. We only saw the speck of dirt in the other person’s eyes, but not the log in our own eyes. We point a finger at the other person, not knowing that 3 other fingers are pointing at ourselves.

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