Where do we go from here?

Where do we go from here?

On Sunday January 22, 2012 I attended TedxMaui. The theme was THE COURAGE TO DREAM. And dream I did, in fact every single day since. Day and night.

I’ve become a TED TALKS junkie. I was so inspired. Everyone was buzzing from the internal high.But now what?

Now, almost a week later I ask myself and all of you…where do we go from here. It’s one thing to be inspired but how are you making any difference or any change in your life or better yet the lives of others. One comment I hear often is that people are so busy that they can’t do much more than go to work and talk care of their family. Well, I say to invite someone to join your family for dinner especially of they are alone or need company. I say reach out more to your neighbors and offer help. Take in their empty trash can after pick up. Or pick up their newspaper and leave it within reach of their front door. Or simply smile big at someone you don’t know.

So, I’d like to know, please. Where do we go from here? And how do you make the shift? The change needed to inspire others?


3 thoughts on “Where do we go from here?

  1. I’m still so sad that I had to miss TedX, I was so looking forward to it. I’m a Ted Talks junkie too, I listen on iTunes on my commute to/from work (much better than endless chatter from radio djs).

    One thing I had to realize when I dived into writing headfirst (blog and a fluffy chick novel) is that it would be very difficult for me to have time to be as active in charitable organizations as I once was in Honolulu so I decided instead of serving on boards and committees I would support NFPs on Maui through my blog, plan to do some profiles, writeups/promotion of their events that type of thing. I also try to do random acts of kindness here and there. I think you’re right that you can fit in kindness and helping others into your life and get your family involved too.

  2. TedX inspired me too because all those people were not just complaining about the world we live in, they were engaged in making it a better world. I went home and composed an important letter to officials about issues being a small business owner in Maui.This letter could quite possibly be a huge turning point for me but it was also hard to have the courage to hit that “send” button. I’d say…Find your voice, it matters.

    • Melanie. I just saw your comment. Sorry for my delay. TEDxMaui inspired me to move forward with things I have been thinking and dreaming about for a long time. More news comign soon.

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