Dr. Jennifer W. Shewmaker

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Random Acts of Transformation

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This year I’m hoping to regularly share a post on random acts of transformation.

The idea behind the Random Acts of Kindness movement is that we can inspire a culture of kindness through small acts. I believe that the same can be said for acts of transformation.

When I choose to commit small acts of transformation, I’m choosing to live my life fully engaged,  to believe that I don’t have to conform to what I’m seeing around me, but instead that I have the power to transform the world into a better place.

What might a random act of transformation look like in your world? Perhaps it’s about an internal attitude, choosing to focus on the positives instead of the negatives, to focus on hope instead of despair. Perhaps it looks like a small action that is counter cultural, like taking a break from technology and choosing to engage people face to face.

Yesterday one of my colleagues, Dr. Jerry Taylor, was talking about how we limit our potential when choose not to act because we’re afraid of being criticized or of failing. So this week I’m resolving to live by this quote from Nelson Mandela,

“Today, let your choices reflect your hopes, not your fears.”

There are so many ways that we can be world changers. I’d love to hear some ideas of how you might commit random acts of transformation this week!

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This entry was posted on January 5, 2015 by in Acting, For Teens and Tweens and tagged , .
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