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Tiny Wisdom: You Make a Difference

“Act as if what you do makes a difference.  It does.”  -William James

Last year, someone emailed me Seth Godin’s inspiring blog post You Matter. That one act made a huge difference in my day, so I’d like to build on that now.

  • When you show up for the people in your life, even though you’re having a hard day, you make a difference.
  • When you share what you’re dealing with, even though it makes you feel vulnerable, and help other people through your honesty, you make a difference.
  • When you practice what you preach, you make a difference.
  • When you honor your needs to create a sense of inner calm and well-being that permeates your interactions with others, you  make a difference.
  • When you cut yourself some slack so you can use your energy to love, create, and inspire, you make a difference.
  • When you give people the benefit of the doubt, you make a difference.
  • When you listen fully, instead of waiting to talk, you make a difference.
  • When you focus more on being kind than being right, you make a difference.
  • When you find beauty in the world around you and help other people see it, you make a difference.
  • When you realize that your everyday actions are your greatest legacy, you make a difference.

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About Lori Deschene

Tiny Buddha Founder Lori Deschene is the author of the Tiny Wisdom eBook seriesTiny Buddha's Guide to Loving Yourself, and Tiny Buddha: Simple Wisdom for Life's Hard Questions. She's also co-founder of Recreate Your Life Story, an eCourse that helps you change your life. For inspiring posts and wisdom quotes, follow on Twitter & Facebook.

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  • http://redefiningless.wordpress.com/ Beverly

    I needed this one. Having internal conflict over what I’m doing and if its right for me. Also, if I’m helping anyone in a significant way. Thanks Lori :)

  • http://www.fionalundy.com Fiona Lundy

    :o) Thanks Lori, I absolutely agree.

    Over the past year I’ve often found myself numerous positions where I can help but sharing that it’s been me who has made a difference isn’t appropriate … that ability to know I’ve made a positive impact regardless of recognition is something that gives me an “internal smile”, that twinkle in the eyes.

    Thanks,x

  • http://framerepresentation.blogspot.com/ Ieva

    Thanks! :-)

    we make positive difference if we do everything with smile and love: it changes the day, inspires others and makes home/work and therefore also world for a better place to live :-)

  • http://bloomanyway.wordpress.com/ Lisa

    Thank you Thank you Thank you for this one! I needed it!

  • Michelle

    As usual, your timing is perfect.  Thank you!  Much needed.

  • Manricob

    Good to remember! thanks :)

  • http://twitter.com/lori_deschene Lori Deschene

    You are most welcome. =)

  • http://twitter.com/lori_deschene Lori Deschene

    You’re welcome, Michelle! I’m glad this came at a good time for you!

  • http://twitter.com/lori_deschene Lori Deschene

    You’re welcome, Michelle! I’m glad this came at a good time for you!

  • http://twitter.com/lori_deschene Lori Deschene

    You’re welcome!

  • http://twitter.com/lori_deschene Lori Deschene

    You’re welcome!

  • http://przemyslawbajno.pl Przemyslaw Bajno

    While running 20km I came out with a phrase: “When you don’t eat meat, you make a difference”

  • http://twitter.com/Skinfitness Stevy Stephens

    Repost, repost, repost!!!  I always smile and feel such a sense of contentment when I read your tweets, blogs and all your sharing.  Thank you for being a blessing<3

  • http://twitter.com/lori_deschene Lori Deschene

    You’re most welcome, Beverly. =)

  • http://twitter.com/lori_deschene Lori Deschene

    Thank you Stevy. I love knowing Tiny Buddha makes a positive difference!

  • http://ponder-the-pre.posterous.com Kate Britt

    Lori, when you run a website that inspires, provides comfort, offers wisdom, and gathers community around wholesome ideas and intentions, you make a difference.

  • http://twitter.com/lori_deschene Lori Deschene

    I got a little choked up reading this. Thanks so much, Kate. =)

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  • Benard Nyingi

    you keep my heart warm, every day i look a your words i begin to make change in my life. may God bless you so much, i was in a very hard situation i mean i was passing through very tough times in my life, and when i knew about this website which i was informed about by my friend,  now i see something good in my life am seeing a very bright future ahead of me

  • http://twitter.com/lori_deschene Lori Deschene

    That’s so great to read, Bernard! I’m so happy this site has helped you. :)