Friday, February 7, 2014

Only one life

I believe it is human nature to want to make a difference in this world, to feel as if we matter, and to have an impact on others. I also think we take for granted the number of our days and underestimate the power we have in changing lives. We fall for the lie that in order to make a difference in someone's life, we must do something big, something newsworthy, something that goes viral. Yet some of the smallest acts of kindness are done in secret without fanfare, without acknowledgement or recompense. Recently, I came across the story of one man who made a silent difference. He was only one man, but he knew that we each have only one life. He chose to use his life well.

Sir Nicholas George Winton

Nicholas-Winton


It's an amazing story, isn't it? What about you? How are you going to use your one life? That thing you choose to do? It doesn't have to be big. It doesn't have to be noticeable. It doesn't have to be a large number of people. It just has to be for the right reason. Only one life. What about it?

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