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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

Lori Deschene is the founder of Tiny Buddha. She’s also the author of Tiny Buddha’s Gratitude Journal and other books and co-founder of Recreate Your Life Story, an online course that helps you let go of the past and live a life you love. She recently launched a Mindfulness Kit to help reduce our stress and increase our peace and joy. For daily wisdom, join the Tiny Buddha list here. You can also follow Tiny Buddha on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram.

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