Tuesday, January 6, 2009

Make Your Mark

Little ways you can make a BIG difference

It’s inspiring to read about uncommon heroes like Rosa Parks, Martin Luther King, Jr., George Washington, and Mother Theresa. And there may be a time in our lives when we are called to lead big movements that make a lasting mark on society. But for now, let’s make our mark in little ways in our families, neighborhoods, workplaces, and other areas of influence. How can you make a difference this month?

Live simply.
Shop and eat locally.
Give money to causes that are important to you.
Take time to help others (move, bake, carpool).
Plant a tree.
Recycle and buy recycled products.
Prioritize and be willing to say no.
Use your professional skills to help others.
Find a mentor and be a mentor.
Live life to the fullest.
Use your personality traits to bless people.
Don’t gossip.
Do your best.
Seek forgiveness and forgive.
Use less energy.
Use water wisely.

What ideas do you and your young people have for making a mark? What are the little ways that YOU can make a BIG difference?