Making a difference; it’s one of those things few of us consider when it comes to ourselves. Sure, we might think of Martin Luther King and his “I have a Dream” speech, or we might consider our next door neighbor who attends every political caucus that comes around. We may even consider the lady who shares her opinion in the newspaper, or the guy that’s never afraid to share what he’s been doing in his life, even if he’s just met someone.
We believe we’re different. And that’s where we’re wrong. We can even make a difference without speaking out loud. Here’s how:
- What you wear may show someone where you work or what you enjoy for entertainment and initiate a conversation to remember. The color of your hair might springboard a great visit.
- What you share in a letter to a roommate or family member may be treasured for a lifetime without you even knowing it or something written in your journal might be shared with a friend who is struggling.
- You may be in the midst of an online school research, and find a college online at eLearners.com; you might share what you’ve learned by sending your friend information about your chosen school and focus. Perhaps your friend just needs a little boost to get going.
- Perhaps you help someone clean up their yard, or hand a sack of food to a homeless man.
Making a difference can mean speaking up, but when it doesn’t, the power may be even stronger. Just think of the last time someone did something for you without saying a word.