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.

Photo by Brent 2.0

About Lori Deschene

Lori Deschene is the founder of Tiny Buddha. She started the site after struggling with depression, bulimia, c-PTSD, and toxic shame so she could recycle her former pain into something useful and inspire others do the same. She recently created the Breaking Barriers to Self-Care eCourse to help people overcome internal blocks to meeting their needs—so they can feel their best, be their best, and live their best possible life. If you’re ready to start thriving instead of merely surviving, you can learn more and get instant access here.

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