How often do we find ourselves pondering what we would do if we won the lottery or came into fortune quickly? Often times, it is easy to think about this scenario and all of the good that could come from wealth.
I truly believe though, that while wealth can certainly bring a sense of comfort and security, no amount of wealth can truly bring happiness. This belief was formed for me overtime, as I came to realize how little possessions truly matter. When we start rather, to become passionate about people; we can rebel against perceptions that often are valued as important and start to pour love, empower others, and shift hearts through hope.
I encourage you today, to strive for an organic approach to making a difference; simply by valuing those around you. You don't have to have an abundance of wealth to instill a sense of love in someone's heart and make a difference in their day. Below are three ways to inspire and spark a change as well as spread hope and encouragement to someone who might truly need it.
Honoring those around us and simply taking the time to let them know just how appreciated they are can make such an impactful difference.
With Labor Day weekend among us, we can especially focus on the American workers who have made such a difference in both the social and economic aspects of our nation. Specifically, we can focus on celebrating our nation and the hard work that both our loved ones and others have poured into our country, enabling it to be shaped into what we know it as today.
A simple way to make a difference is to simply write a thank you note to a family member who has worked hard to provide for your family, someone who has inspired you to pursue your dreams, or perhaps a veteran or service man and woman who has dedicated their life for our country. Taking the time to tell someone how much they have made a difference is something that can be incredibly meaningful and will enable you to reflect on how much hope can be found all around us.
One of my favorite ways to spread encouragement and make a difference is to simply be a helper. In our modern day society, how often we hear of disasters or troubles. Some of these may be closer to you than others but there are always ways to help.
Praying about a situation, helping to collect food or clothing for those who need them, or even listening to someone who needs to be heard can sometimes make all of the difference to someone who feels overwhelmed or is seeking encouragement.
Random Acts of Kindness
No act of kindness will ever be wasted. Whether you donate time through volunteering, write encouraging post-it notes, make a dinner and bring it to someone who is going through a difficult time, donate your hair, adopt a pet, reach out to someone who haven't talked with in a while, or simply smile and say hello to five strangers, those actions will be impactful, a gift, and a blessing in more ways than one.
From the Author
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