Did you know that everybody makes a difference every day?

No matter who you are or what you do, the actions you take will impact those who are in your sphere of influence. Sometimes you may touch the lives of people you never meet or know. The difference you make might be positive or negative. 

I’ve come across this graphic image online several times. Every time I see it, ONE word stands out the most: DIFFERENCE.

A single action or inaction could influence significant changes in a person or situation.  How you choose to act or not act that creates a ripple effect.

This image shines the light on positive differences: smile, say hello, pay attention, and listen. But what about the negative differences?

Differences are powerful because each one of us has the ability to impact others one way or another.

Negative differences might include: gossiping, passing judgment, saying unkind words, lacking understanding, etc.

What if you chose: not to listen, not to say hello, not to smile, or not to pay attention. What do you think might happen?

Since we ALL make a difference, we need to choose HOW we’ll impact others.

Will we find opportunities to shine a light of love and encouragement wherever we go? Or will we be the ‘negative nelly’ everyone meets?

Exhibiting positive thinking will lift up you and everyone around you. In turn, you’ll make a positive difference in the world. 

Here are some easy ways to make a difference thoughtfully. 

  1. Help people in need.
  2. Offer encouraging words.
  3. Donate supplies.
  4. Share your knowledge.
  5. Pay it forward.
  6. Volunteer your time.
  7. Say, “thank you.”

The list of positive ways to make a difference in the world is endless. 

Are you using the power of difference in your world? What is on your list, and how often are you intentional to impact others? I would LOVE to hear from you. Comment below and let me know.

Remember: EVERYBODY makes a difference EVERY DAY!

May we all choose to make a difference positively.

Shine ON!