Wednesday, July 29, 2015

How to Make a Difference

So you want to change the world? Okay, here are some thoughts.
You may think that you need to develop a new weight-loss drug or overthrow the government or make a killing on the stock market. Please don't. Big plans aren't always good plans.
Instead, think about how to contribute.
Do you have ideas for making it better, or are you just angry?
If you have a rant, keep it to yourself. If you have a solution, start telling people.
Contributing means trying to build something sustainable.
It means integrity, compassion, generosity and kindness.
It means trying not to make things worse than they are.
How about starting small? You can smile at your neighbor, pick up litter, cook someone a meal. You can give people the benefit of the doubt. Open a door for a stranger. Thank the bus driver.
You can take responsibility for your actions.
Tell your friends when they've lost perspective.
You can state your truth even when everyone around you might disagree.
You can try to be the person you wish you were.
You may not think you are important enough to make a difference, but that's not true. Every day, in everything you do, you have a chance to make the world a better place.

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