Every one of us can make a difference in this life. You don’t have to be perfect or special by any means, or come from a privileged background. A selfless, caring heart is all it takes to touch another soul and help them rise above the painful circumstances they are in. You can never tell what type of impact you may make on someone’s life by your actions or lack of action. We all should keep this in mind as we journey through life. God made each of us different so we can make a difference in this world and it is our responsibility to leave the world a better place than what it was when we first entered it.
John F. Kennedy said “One person can make a difference and everyone should try.” The single heroic act of Rosa Parks was the beginning of a freedom movement for equality that changed our society. She showed us that one person just like you and I can make a difference. She had no idea that her actions would spread like a wild fire and have such a profound effect on our nation. You do not have to do something earth shattering to make a difference. It’s the little things that often have the greatest impact. A smile, a friendly word, a compliment, a helping hand, a sympathetic ear, these are the things that you can do every day and the only cost is that you care about people and do whatever you can to show them that they matter to you.
We rise when we lift up another person because they will undoubtedly share what you did for them and you will never know how many times that one thing you did will be repeated over and over again. You might not be able to help 100 people but you can help one person. People may forget what you said but they will remember how you made them feel. You are only one person but be the one who makes a difference and if you make a difference to one person then it is worth it.
Everything has a reason and a season. If there is ever a time for you to make a difference, it is now. It doesn’t matter where you came from or what you did; it’s more important where you are now and what you are currently doing. You have a contribution to make. You have a story only you can tell and someone desperately needs to hear how you overcame adversity. It will help them to not give up and believe that they can make it also. Choose to make a difference not only in your life but in the lives of others. Change your life from making a living to making a difference!