With so much bad news happening out there, it can be so easy for many people to say "The world has gone to hell" or that there is no good left in the world.
While it may seem that the only things happening out there are bad, that is simply what the news networks choose to populate their broadcasts with. True, there are bad people out there...but there are also many good people.
Sadly, those people do not get enough attention.
Between three recent devastating hurricanes (Harvey, Irma and Maria, crashing through Houston, Florida and Puerto Rico), the NFL National Anthem protests and now a deadly massacre in Las Vegas at the Mandalay Bay Hotel during a Jason Aldean concert, it can often seem like the evil people are winning.
However, in the midst of all of these situations, good people are rising up as heroes. Regular, everyday people are stepping up to help total strangers and neighbors alike.
These people are just as real as those committing the bad acts.
In the case of Las Vegas, there were people who covered others with their own bodies, virtually becoming human shields.
Others loaded their own vehicles with the wounded and raced them to the hospital.
Just hours later, there were lines several blocks long of people who showed up to donate blood to help the survivors.
When the sky seems filled with dark clouds, these little rays of light which break through are the hope we can all use to keep going when times are tough.
Are you one of those lights for the people around you?
In this video, I discuss the importance of seeking out these rays of light, these moments of hope, and remembering that the sun is always on the other side of the clouds.
How can YOU bring good energy to your corner of the world today?
How can you recognize and spotlight others who are doing this?
How can you make this beautiful spinning rock a better place?
Now in his 13th year as The Motivational Firewood™Guy, Steve Gamlin shares his back-to-basics blend of motivation and humor with corporate and conference audiences around the country. Drawing from a decade in the radio industry, 7 years of stand-up comedy and his lifelong personal development journey, Steve shares 'real' messages for 'real' people.
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