How can I make a difference in the world today?Seacoast Online
By Jeff Chidester
Posted at 2:01 AM
"I know of Barker casually because of the same circles in which we travel. I have never met Leddy. However, it feels as though I know them both very well through their selfless acts. I know them through their compassion. I know them because their deeds deserve our attention."
Imagine if you woke up every day and asked yourself one simple question: “How can I make a difference in the world today?”
As lofty as the goal may sound before you have even had your first cup coffee, I want you to think about it for a moment. How would you answer that question? If you are not sure, let me assure you I know people who not only ask that question of themselves, but answer it.
Finding the answer in your heart to this simple question is 99 percent of making a positive difference in the world. You must hear yourself say, “Today, I will provide one meal for a person in need.” “Today I will help someone struggling with drug addiction.” “Today I will provide aid to a veteran thinking about suicide.”
The six most powerful words you can gift to yourself are “Today I will make a difference.” Far from a challenge, you will find these six words liberating. If you don’t believe me, then you need to get to know Lexi Leddy and Laura Barker.
Recently a Facebook post by local real estate agent Lexi Leddy caught my eye. It was unlike the common posts that now pollute social media. Leddy wanted to thank her clients “for trusting in her,” which I thought was a nice gesture. Leddy then announced part of her commission for that quarter would be donated to a local charity called Hero Pups (www.heropups.com). Researching her Facebook page, this was routine for Leddy. One person deciding to make a difference.
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