How will you know if you made a difference?

@mhelisa (102)
Philippines
December 17, 2008 4:52am CST
I know most of us always wanted to make a difference, but I was wondering how will you guys determine that you made a difference out of the norm?
2 responses
@Raven7317 (693)
• United States
17 Dec 08
I try to volunteer whenever I can; serving meals to homeless on the holidays, collecting donations for shelters, raising money for toy donations... I don't know if the differences I make are out of the norm, but I know when I hand a homeless veteran a blanket on cold nights, that it's out of the norm for him and that's a difference. I know when a young mother brings her children to the local school and is served a hot, full holiday meal, that's out of the norm for her and that's a difference. I know when I raise money and get local companies to donate cases of toothbrushes, hats, mittens and socks, foot/body powder and packages of dry goods, I know when that stuff is handed out to the homeless, it's out of the norm for them and that's a difference. One of the only things that convinces me that I make a difference, that I've improved someone's day, is the smile I just can't wipe off my face when I head home to my sweet little boy, in my warm home, with lots of food, knowing that I may not have changed the world, but I changed someone's outlook on the day.
@mhelisa (102)
• Philippines
18 Dec 08
Hi Raven7317.. I totally agree.. One way to be different is thru this small things that even though you only have one crowd or non at all as long as you made something beneficial to others it is considered different.. thanks =)
@jillhill (37384)
• United States
17 Dec 08
I am an author.....and I hope to make a difference by writing my books and selling them to provide entertainment and maybe a little lesson. My poetry I consider gifts of love. So I hope to bring a little love and inspiration into other's lives.