You and I have an opportunity to build a better world, and the most exciting thing of all is that we can do it today.
I’m not talking about a revolution. I’m not advocating immediate world reorganisation.
And you’ll probably be pleased to hear this. I imagine you’ve rather a lot of other things to do in the next 24 hours in addition to saving the world.
Fortunately the change I’m suggesting is easy to bring about, and can be easily fitted in between picking up the dry-cleaning and taking back your library book.
So what’s it all about? My suggestion, quite simply, is that you and I do something for someone today.
Don’t just offer help, but actually give it.
Hold a door open. Bake someone a cake. Pick up the litter in their front garden. Put a card through their door out of the blue.
Make someone a cup of coffee. Make them laugh. Make them think.
Walk their dog. Buy him a bone. Pass on a magazine or book (to them, not the dog obviously).
In a nutshell, your mission today is to actually do something which will benefit someone else.
Experience suggests that both you and the recipient will benefit when you do so.
And because you’ll be pulling this off (I hope) along with thousands of others who’ll read this same message today, our collective actions could indeed build a better world.
We won’t solve all its problems. But it’s a start, isn’t it?