When I think about how ordinary people can change the world, I think about the many little things we could do to make a difference. I'm not talking about donating your life savings or taking a year off from work to devote yourself to starving children in Africa. While these would be amazing ways to create change, for the vast majority of us, they're simply not practical.
What is possible is for everyone to focus on their day-to-day activities. We interact with hundreds of people a day, whether we realize it or not, and it is time to pay more attention to those interactions. Acknowledge their presence, create a positive interaction and spark change so that the hundreds of people you run into will positively impact the hundreds of people they run into.
Here is a video that displays a great example on the impact of paying it forward. Watch it. Then do it.
Check out my blog Spark Change for easy examples of ways to create change and stories from change makers.
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