When someone describes you, what is the one word most frequently used to describe you? Do you know what that word is? Do you even care? You may say, Marvin why the heck should I care? Well here's why. Because your life has a purpose. You matter. Your life's legacy can be that you were a "difference maker".
DIFFERENCE MAKERS ARE PERMANENT MARKERS IN A DRY ERASER WORLD!!
You can choose how large your COMMITTMENT is to "difference making".
Just for your family and that's all? Great!! That's huge. The world can benefit greatly from people like yourself that's committed to "taking care of their own". How about your family and your neighbors? look outside. Is there a neighbor that just needs to sit and talk with you over a cup of Community Coffee?
How about your family, neighbors and the community you live in? (that community you live in, which group of people there are going through a world of hurt?)
How about your family, neighbors, community and the state you live in? (I bet you know what the biggest problem your state faces. Hint: your family, friends and neighbors talk about it all the time. How can you make a dent in the problem?)
How about your family, neighbors, community, the state and the country you live in? (A pebble in a pond makes a ripple that reaches wide)
You may be thinking: "Oh now hold on Marvin, you're taking this thing way too far?"
Explain to me WHO told you that you can't be a difference maker for all 5 of these groups.
Who are these people?
Do you even know their names? Let me tell you exactly who these people are.
They are DREAM KILLERS!! Yep, I said it. Who are "they"? Do you even know their names? Have you ever sat down with them and shared a meal?
Obsess with memorizing and repeating this question over and over until it becomes a part of your very fiber.
Ready for the question? Here it is.
WHY NOT ME??? (write that down!!! Go ahead, no one's watching. Now put it in your purse, wallet or on your refrigerator. (somewhere you visit often.) It requires no special talent, no special training, no special college degree or ANY degree or even a High School diploma to commit to a life of being a "difference maker".
What it DOES take is:
2.Daily Random Acts of kindness
4. We, we, we. Not me, me , me.
Now be honest - if you don't already possess these 4 traits of a difference maker, can you not develop these 4 traits?
All it takes is to CHOOSE. The world needs you now. I could care less what your past is. The only thing that matters is the choice to be a difference maker now. Live in the present.
Will you choose to be a Permanent Marker or a Dry Eraser?
I hope you enjoyed today's message.
Speaking of choices, our "Community" of readers could really benefit from your ideas and tips on how they can be better difference makers. Be sure to use the comment and feedback feature we have provided. Be selfless. Be a Giver!
Until next time!
Peace, love and Gumbo!!
Marvin LeBlanc, LUTCF, CNP