Try saying this silently to everyone and everything you see for thirty days and see what happens to your soul: "I wish you happiness now and whatever will bring happiness to you in the future." If we said it to the sky, we would stop polluting; if we said it when we see ponds and lakes and streams, we would stop using them as garbage dumps and sewers; if we said it to small children we would have to stop abusing them, even in the name of training; if we said it to people, we would have to stop stoking the fires of enmity around us. Beauty and human warmth would take root in us like a clear, hot June day. We would change.

Joan Chittister in In a High Spiritual Season