I follow a blog/website called Kind Over Matter. Amanda Oaks at Kind Over Matter often helps keep me on track with her positive and encouraging posts.
(You can find out more about Amanda at: http://www.kindovermatter.com/p/about_22.html )
Recently, a frequent contributor to her blog, Jo Anna Rothman, wrote an article called “Wanna Make a Difference.” I contacted Jo Anna and Amanda for permission to post. I’m posting the first part of Jo Anna’s post here and providing a link to Amanda’s site and the rest of the article. The day I read it, it was exactly what I needed to hear.
“Want to make a difference? Yes? Good.
Show up. Do what you say you are going to do. Do what you know needs to be done. Don’t stop. Even when it gets hard. Even when all the reasons that you haven’t done it in the past come welling up. Keep moving forward, letting action and pleasure guide you.
Want to make a difference?
Serve. Every day. And not because you feel guilty. Or bad for anyone. Serve because it feels amazing to. Because it connects you with who you and and connects those that you serve with a deeper truth inside of them. Serve because it reminds you that life is wonderful. That people matter. That this experience has the potential to be absolutely incredible.”
Please read the entire post at Kind Over Matter. http://www.kindovermatter.com/search?q=Make+a+difference
Jo Anna Rothman contributes often and I enjoy reading her posts. Jo Anna has her own web site and her life work is inspiring others. Check out her “Receiving Project.” Find out more about Jo Anna here: http://www.joannarothman.com/