Changing the World for the Better

If you haven’t already watched this today, you should:

I couldn’t possibly capture all the greatness of Martin Luther King Jr. in a single post, but obviously the man is a legend for good reason. I’ve been thinking today about how he literally helped change the world for the better. How many people can say that? Sometimes we think we don’t have the power to do much, but I think we all have the ability to do good.

“No work is insignificant. All labor that uplifts humanity has dignity and importance and should be undertaken with painstaking excellence.” ― Martin Luther King Jr.

I would like to think I’ve been able to make (and will continue to make) a difference with my life, even if only in small ways.

“If I cannot do great things, I can do small things in a great way” ― Martin Luther King Jr.

I’m not perfect, but I do strive to put out positivity in my actions and words. I do want to have an impact, and I do want to help change the world for the better.

“But the real way to get happiness is by giving out happiness to other people. Try and leave this world a little better than you found it and when your turn come to die, you can die happy in feeling that at any rate you have not wasted your time but have done your best.” ― Robert Baden-Powell

I fully believe that even small changes towards the better can have a lasting effect.

“The purpose of life is not to be happy. It is to be useful, to be honorable, to be compassionate, to have it make some difference that you have lived and lived well.” ― Ralph Waldo Emerson

Something to think about this week: What can you do to leave this world a little better then you found it?

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