I personally am always striving to make myself better. Sometimes I've been criticised for this, I've been told I push myself too hard, or pretend to be something I'm not so I come accross better to people, but I'm very much of the opinion that as long as it doesn't damage you or someone else emotionally or physically then it's ok to strive to be a better, nicer person.
I've quite deliberately put this in the mature topics forum, because I think it takes a very mature person to be able to identify one of their faults and make a conscious decision to change something about their lives for the better, and I'd really like this to be a serious pondering thread.
I want us to all take a few moments to think of one thing that will make us a better person, either a better person to others, or a better person for *you*. What about you can you change that will make you overall more amazing? It can be something simple like holding doors open in shops, or something more personal like losing weight to help your self esteem.
If you want to share, then that would be lovely. If you want to post to say you are changing something but not disclose the details, then that too is ok. Or even if you just take a minute to read this and you spend 30 seconds thinking about it, then I hope you take something away from this.
I'll start and say that this week I'm going to make a conscious effort to smile more to passers by. As they say -
smiling is infectious
you catch it like the flu
when someone smiled at me today
i started smiling too
- and I'd certainly be more inclined to catch a smile than the swine flu.
What will you do? Are you doing anything already?