Making a difference in others is not a difficult thing to do. It is as easy as having a smile as you meet others. So why bother? Using the smile as an example, you can really brighten up someone’s day. You can make a person having difficulties smile back.
But there are an infinite number of ways you can make a difference. What about paying something forward? Buying someone’s meal. Picking up an object that someone dropped. Open the door for someone. Give a bigger than normal tip at a restaurant. Call someone on their birthday. Give flowers.
There are numerous stories about Making a Difference, but I have chosen a couple that are worth watching.
The first is about a middle school basketball team that overcame a bullying group to provide support for a Down syndrome cheerleader. Click on the video below to watch.
The second is a campaign called the Butterfly Effect that has been initiated by Chris Rosati of Durham, N. C. who has ALS and is making a huge impact on others. Click on the link below or watch the video.
So what it boils down to is that each of us can impact many others with an act of kindness or just a smile.
I would like to challenge you to explore this concept and every day, do things that would make a difference to others. We have a motto, “Be Nice”, because it does make a difference.