Making a difference

Making a difference

February 23, 2013 Challenges Reflection Thought for the Day 2

4th Saturday means my time to blog! Unfortunately this also means there will be no recipes or baby related talk just a small insight into my thoughts…..I know scary! So here goes….

MAKING A DIFFERENCE – A thought for the week ahead….Make-a-Difference

When encouraging people to join a Chennai Challenge project, we often use the phrase ‘make a difference’. At a recent project leaders meeting it occurred to me that many people have this desire within them to make a difference by changing lives, being an encouragement or actively helping people. In Rob’s blog in January he used the story of the starfish and the girl to show us that we can have a positive effect on the things we are involved in.

Recently at school, I used this video clip to illustrate how just ONE person can have an impact on people and that nothing should stop them with their desire to do so.

Sometimes, a hug is all what we need. Now I know what your thinking ….and yes it is still Emma writing…the person who is rarely seen giving hugs! However ‘Free hugs’ is a real life controversial story of Juan Mann, a man whose desire was to reach out and hug a stranger to brighten up their lives. In this world of social disconnectivity and lack of human contact, the effects of the Free Hugs campaign became phenomenal. It had a snowball effect and soon this “hugs campaign” was bringing good feelings to many, many people. Acts like this one are the type that work to bring the people of the world closer together.

My challenge to you this week is… make a difference to someone elses life. It may just be a hug, smile or listening ear but as we have seen it can have a huge impact. 

Let’s try to bring our world closer together and enjoy connecting without Facebook. Twitter or the social networking we are all so accustomed to.

Why not comment below and share the ways in which you made a difference.


2 Responses

  1. Like it Emma! Spent the morning doing a practise for the Stafford half route in 3 weeks time. Great to run with friends, and (starfish quote) make a difference to that one. In any running group abilities vary, talking as we run, towards the end as muscles are saying stop, supporting one friend made a difference, but we must also be willing to be changed ourselves, a great run out and for all of us knowing we are able to run 13.1 miles has changed all of us 🙂

  2. Rob Short says:

    I made a cup of tea for the work men putting speed bumps on our road this week. They were very thankful for a hot drink on a cold day.

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