Making a Difference

Message in a Cup

Stop by Girl Undiscovered, visit for a while and engage in a discussion about the meaning of community and our place in it. Here’s an excerpt from her latest post.

Does it really make a difference what I do?

Does what I do matter?”

What purpose could I serve to the world?”

Who cares if I don’t do my best? It won’t make a difference anyway…”

I am not important enough, so why bother?

I have already screwed up too badly, I can’t fix it.

No matter what we do, no matter how good or how horrible, as long as we are alive we will always be a part of humanity. Somehow, in the biggest or smallest form, WE are contributors to society! Every choice we make, every set of words we say, everything we create in our lives, can make a difference. In fact, I venture to say that it WILL make a difference, even if it is not always a difference that we can see. Sometimes it is a difference you feel, or you may not even feel it at all. You just have to believe that it is out there.

You have the power inside you to make choices every day. You have the choice to think positively, or to think negatively. You have the choice to do your best, or to stop trying. You have the choice to help others, or to hurt them. I hope that if you have ever thought any of those thoughts I opened this blog with that you and I together can change our mindsets. Wouldn’t it be wonderful if we thought these thoughts instead?

It does matter, and I matter.”

I may not be able to change the world, but I can help my neighbor.”

Things that I do and say can make a difference, I just have to try.”

I am important to society, even if it is only in a small way.”

No matter how badly I have screwed up, I have the power inside me to change things.”



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4 responses to “Making a Difference

  1. I love that photograph, Candee. Did you take it?

  2. I did take this photograph. I couldn’t believe my eyes when I saw a heart in the bottom of my coffee cup.

  3. That is truly something spectacular. ❤ I wait for the day that some wonderful shape finds it's way to the bottom of one of my coffee cups. I'm very glad that you saw it and decided to take a picture before washing it!

  4. Thanks for turning me on to a new friend!

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