“A hundred years from now will the world be any different because I was important in the life of someone?”
I don’t know about you, but I always am hoping of touching someone’s life, whether it is through my writing, sharing a story, giving something of myself to a friend, sharing life lessons with my daughter. I am always seeking and hoping that little parts of me will make a difference some how. But, I do often have a greater yearning of doing more and often my heart becomes troubled wondering what I am missing to share. I often question if I will ever be selfless enough that I will not miss opportunities, that I will be in tune to my greater purpose, that I will not miss every moment that is suppose to bring something greater to this world. I am constantly inspired by great stories of others who sacrifice, who give unconditionally, so this week I am going to be sharing a few different stories that move my heart & prove they are making the world a little better through their giving hearts.
Here is a great example of someone making a difference to his family each and every day—My heart was truly stirred as I was watching a re-run of American Ninja Warrior a couple of nights ago. The Kansas City qualifier was on & there was a story that moved me. I have tried to find the actual video that was on ANW, but to no avail. The actual story was so good—a husband that was out of shape, turned Ninja through the necessity to move and carry his wife since she couldn’t walk because of a quick genetic disorder that is slowly taking her life. They drove over 24 hours to wait in the walk on line because she was not sure she would be around another year to watch him. Wow!! I didn’t even hear or understand that the couple was from my home state of Utah, so here is their story. http://www.ksl.com/?sid=34855384
Here are a some little ideas that will make a big difference to someone else…SMILE. Teach a skill you have to someone who would like to learn. Give HUGS. Give a sandwich to someone in need. Send someone a nice note of thanks, encouragement or just a friendly hello. PRAISE people. Spread a little LOVE by putting together a Bag of JOY (fill it with things that will lift or inspire, a funny movie, comfort food, a great book, uplifting music, etc). Just be there to listen. Offer to babysit someone’s kids that just needs a break. Share a sincere compliment. Volunteer at your child’s school or for a community program. Buy someone lunch. Pay a toll. Always say Thank you with a smile. Write and article or post that will influence others in a positive way. Take your family and pick up trash at a local pond or park. Donate your old clothes and toys to a good charity. Bake up something for your co-workers or neighbors. Ask lots of questions in a conversation and then just listen. Choose to strive daily for ways to inspire others. Listen for inspiration and direction that will touch others lives. Just LOVE.