“What” and “If” are two little words that, on their own, keep sentences moving. But put them together…and suddenly the world is ripe with possibility. Ideas, that if put into practice could change us completely, and alter the course of history.
What legacy do we want to leave behind? How might a change in us affect those around us? Our spouses, our children, our friends? I’ve seen some of this recently in my own life and realizing how one small change in how I interact with someone has altered them got me thinking about other “what if” opportunities:
Here are a few that have been stirring my heart these past few days:
- What if every child in the world never had to wonder if they are loved?
- What if we lived each day doing the work right in front of us rather than waiting for an ideal calling?
- What if we always gave each other the benefit of the doubt?
- What if you began to realize a life-long dream, no matter the cost?
- What if we cherished the people already in our circles rather than focusing on making the circle bigger?
- What if you truly believed it’s easier to forgive than hang on to anger?
- What if we made a point of publically praising someone every single day?
- What if we got honest with ourselves about where we’re struggling and actively surrendered it to God?
- What if your “Bucket List” became “Business as Usual?”
There is freedom waiting for you,
On the breezes of the sky,
And you ask “What if I fall?”
Oh but my darling,
What if you fly?”
― Erin Hanson
Can you feel it? That potential for change? Is your mind running wild with thoughts about how these ideas can become reality? What has to happen to move these from “what if” to “happening now? What would you add to this list?