Wednesday, September 7, 2016

JUST ONE PERSON


Each and every single person on this planet has a purpose. 

I believe that mine is helping others recognize that purpose within themselves.

 I believe in the goodness in other people. I see the good. I see the worth. I see the potential. Sometimes, even to a fault. 


I have an undeniable and overwhelming desire to make a positive difference in this world. Nearly every aspect of my life is dedicated to uplifting, inspiring, and motivating other people. Helping others recognize their worth and potential is something that I am deeply passionate about. 


I choose to work a low paying job where I am overqualified because I believe in my students. I believe in their potential and I can clearly see their value. When they might not be able to see it, I remind them of their infinite worth. 


I own an online magazine that is dedicated to promoting self-worth. I spend countless hours creating and producing this magazine with very little monetary outcome because I believe in the power that it possesses. I believe in the importance of making a difference and spreading goodness. 


With so much of my life being dedicated to making a difference in the lives of others, at times I can end up feeling a little discouraged. My dreams and goals of changing the world are so large that they often feel unattainable. And maybe, they are. 


Today I was feeling especially overwhelmed and the thought came to my mind, "You are just one person, you can't really make a difference." Then, almost immediately, a new thought came. "You are one person, and one person is all it takes." 


Sure, I might not be able to change the whole world. I might not ever have a global influence. But, that does not mean that I can't make a difference. That does not mean that my efforts aren't valuable. 


Maybe I won't have any students with a perfect 4.0, but I will (and do) have students who know I believe in them. I will have students who know they are worth fighting for. I will have students who will learn to see their worth simply because they know I see it. I might not have a magazine that is on every single cash register rack. I might not have a magazine that makes millions. But I do have a magazine that truly makes a difference. Even if there was only one person who ever read it and was ever motivated or inspired by it, that one person is enough because that ONE person matters. 


Each life that we change for good makes a difference. Each person we are kind to, smile at, serve, or believe in, matters. You are just one person, and the beauty in that is just one person can make a difference. YOU matter. Your influence reaches farther than you know. Don't give up because you feel like you can't make a difference. The fact that you are even trying is difference enough. 



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