You Always Make a Difference by Andy Mildner (Guest post)
For some reason I always remember a cooking lesson at school where at the end of it we were all asked to talk about instances where we helped someone else in the group with their particular task. There was a shy girl who said that she didn’t think she had helped anyone really and was then promptly bombarded with examples of how helpful she had actually been to everyone in the group!! She was astounded and I’ve rarely seen such a big happy smile.
Whether we notice it or not and whether we like it or not, every day our actions or inactions have an impact on the lives of other people.
These impacts range from making someone smile in the morning by letting them out of a notoriously bad junction on the way to work or by making them sad by driving on by like everyone else, to changing someone’s life by passing on some advice or information or not.
The point is that every single day of our lives we have countless opportunities to enrich or to pollute the lives of other people.
You don’t get to choose not to have an impact on other people’s lives but you do get to choose the flavour of that impact.