A Tribute to Difference Makers

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Difference Makers! 

An amazing, beautiful tribe of people. They show up in all kinds and forms of social status, gender, age, and nationalities. 

They deserve all the respect, admiration and encouragement we can give them.  

The struggle they face is intense.

The setbacks they experience, the discouragement, self-doubt, and temptation to simply give up in those difficult, dark moments that sometimes hit are real. They might have to deal with people opposing what they’re doing or face immense criticism and hurtful judgments. 

They regularly meet with incomprehension, jealousy, and loneliness.

The benevolent smile they wear on their faces when being there for those who need them has most often been preceded by tears of disappointment, overwhelm and pain. 

And it’s all because of their unstoppable desire to contribute to making this world a better place that they keep sacrificing their time, energy, money and life. 

They are called to work on the front lines; the rest of us is called to encourage them.

So let’s be there for them when they need a listening ear, let’s support them with whatever we can, let’s encourage themcheer them on and never miss a chance to tell them how much we appreciate what they’re doing and how much of an impact they’re making in this world! 

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Everyone wins by helping

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In this recent article I talk about my personal experience with “the miraculous power of looking outward” and the amazing benefits it has added to my life.

As many of you probably know, looking beyond your own backyard and helping others is not only good for them but it’s good for the giver, too!

 

 

How not to give up too soon

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“Knowing that you’re called is a more trustworthy gauge for future success than seeing immediate results.” – Eva Berger


Today’s topic: What to do when a calling you’re trying to live out doesn’t seem to have results.

It’s something I’ve had to deal with personally a few times and I know how discouraging it can get. What I experienced, in the end, was very positive, though, and this is why I want to share with you some of my thoughts on it. 

Just the other day I went for a coffee with a dear friend of mine. In our conversation, she shared with me how she was very passionate about practicing Shiatsu (a form of therapeutic bodywork from Japan) but recently had gotten rather discouraged. 

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