You can make a difference….Start with yourself!

“One is not born into the world to do everything but to do something.” ― Henry David Thoreau

For a moment….Live for others…Feel what others are feeling…see how they see the world…eat what they are eating…

We all have something what others don’t have..sharing that “something” is what I mean here in this post. You may not have money to share…you may not have home to share…you may not have food to share but you may have non-materialistic things for surely to share..if you wishes to. If you have knowledge…share this, If you have spirituality…share this..If you wisdom….help others.

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“This life is for loving, sharing, learning, smiling, caring, forgiving, laughing, hugging, helping, dancing, wondering, healing, and even more loving. I choose to live life this way. I want to live my life in such a way that when I get out of bed in the morning, the devil says, ‘aw shit, he’s up!”  ― Steve Maraboli

When you share what you have..when you offer help…when you save others….It makes a difference. If not on the entire world, It makes a difference at least in the life of that particular individual. Let me tell you a story here, which you might have heard before but I could not resist myself by reinstating it in my post-

Once upon a time, there was an old man who used to go to the ocean to do his writing. He had a habit of walking on the beach every morning before he began his work. Early one morning, he was walking along the shore after a big storm had passed and found the vast beach littered with starfish as far as the eye could see, stretching in both directions.

Off in the distance, the old man noticed a small boy approaching.  As the boy walked, he paused every so often and as he grew closer, the man could see that he was occasionally bending down to pick up an object and throw it into the sea.  The boy came closer still and the man called out, ”Good morning!  May I ask what it is that you are doing?”

The young boy paused, looked up, and replied “Throwing starfish into the ocean. The tide has washed them up onto the beach and they can’t return to the sea by themselves,” the youth replied. “When the sun gets high, they will die, unless I throw them back into the water.”

The old man replied, “But there must be tens of thousands of starfish on this beach. I’m afraid you won’t really be able to make much of a difference.”

The boy bent down, picked up yet another starfish and threw it as far as he could into the ocean. Then he turned, smiled and said, “It made a difference to that one!” – adapted from The Star Throwerby Loren Eiseley (1907 – 1977)

So we all have opportunities to make a positive change in some or the other way, it keeps coming in front of us, the need is to take charge of things and start with ourselves and our surroundings.

Find someone that needs a smile, and give them that smile, once a day for the rest of your life and like a ripple in a pond it will be carried onwards. ~SoulLife Searcher

Keep Sharing…Keep Smiling 🙂

Kanchan Chadha

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