Monday, January 3, 2011

One song can spark a moment
One flower can wake the dream
One tree can start a forest
One bird can herald spring
One smile begins a friendship
One handclasp lifts a soul
One star can guide a ship at sea
One word can frame the goal
One vote can change a nation
One sunbeam lights a room
One candle wipes out darkness
One laugh will conquer gloom
One step must start each journey
One word must start a prayer
One hope will raise our spirits
One touch can share you care
One voice can speak with wisdom
One heart can know what's true
One life can make a difference
That difference starts with you.
-source unknown

this book is my self prescribed required reading for January.

I have said (to myself, and outloud) over and over "I want to make a difference".
I've been thinking about that a lot lately.
What does it mean to you, to make a difference? Is that something that everyone really wants to do?

I believe that life gives us experiences (good, lovely ones. and painful ones too)
to teach understand more about this journey, what it's all about.
I have been so completely touched by people who have cared, who listen, and who make a huge difference just by being. (Hey you ;) If you're reading this you know who you are)

Thinking about the things that I am passionate about...these things that I get excited about, that I want to work hard at. Areas that I am passionate about making a difference for someone else..I can't help but believe that the very reason that I am so determined to do this is because someone did it for me.
And maybe that's just part of how the world works. I read once that you teach best what you need to learn. :)

sometimes the most unexpected people will be the ones to pick you up when you fall.

So, here's to 2011 being a year full of realized dreams.
And note to self: Stop doubting...just go for it. "The purpose of life is to discover your gift. The meaning of life is to give your gift away"

You can buy 1 here, Compendium is an absolutely amazing company and they inspire a lot of my dreams. :)


  1. Good luck with your new years dreams, hope you achieve all yours goals in 2011 :)