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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Lighting up the globe

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“Every time someone chooses compassion over indifference, good has triumphed and the world is different.” – Anonymous
 

Today, I’d like to introduce you to Mauro. His story is a story of the triumph of kindness and compassion over carelessness, indifference, and cruelty – of people that care for the unwanted and mistreated with respect and dignity, people that value and treasure life, no matter how it shows up. 

Although he’s no longer around I feel compelled to let the world know about Mauro’s story. It demonstrates how even one little act of kindness can make a whole lot of difference in the world. These simple, seemingly small acts are what change the world – in ways we might not even imagine! 

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Pressing SNOOZE on your purpose?

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Some of the statements that I hear often in my world are about how bad of a state our world is heading towards. How good the old times were. How today’s world is on a speedway heading for destruction, with all the fast changes, global challenges, environmental problems.

What a paralyzing, frightful, disheartening realization. For sure, watching the news every day, browsing Facebook and Twitter updates from people, listening to what people say one might easily come to that conclusion. We hear about children being abused, abandoned and used for child labor. Women’s rights in different countries are non-existent. The rainforest gets smaller every day. Certain animal species are becoming extinct. Poor people are everywhere, and the gap is getting bigger between the rich and the poor. Millions and millions of refugees are flooding the Western countries. There are millions of people, young and old, that are illiterate and have no possibility to access education that would help them out of their misery. And not to mention the tragic stories of sickness or family tragedies in our neighborhoods. Yes, this all sounds pretty bad.

But… is this really the whole truth?

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