We’re swamped with some exciting projects (stay tuned), so please enjoy this repost from 12/26/08.
In IHE President Zoe Weil’s book, Most Good, Least Harm, she talks about the importance of modeling our message as one of the keys to living a life that does the most good and least harm for all. A colleague recently shared a link to the video below, created by the National Association for Prevention of Child Abuse and Neglect (NAPCAN) in Australia. The video does a terrific job of reflecting back to us just how powerfully we model messages to our kids.
The same is true for everyone. As Gandhi said, “My life is my message,” and we send all manner of messages in the every day choices and actions we take. Are we kind and patient with the check out clerk, even though he’s taking forever to ring up our purchases? How do we react to the woman who cuts in front of us in line? How do we behave when our friend falsely accuses us? What message are we sending when we choose to stop at a fast food restaurant? How do we respond to the person, planet, or animal in need? What do our choices say about our message, our values?
What messages are you modeling?
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