What difference does it make?

apple blossom.jpgHave you ever asked yourself the question, “what difference does it make what I do or don’t do?”  Have you reasoned that you aren’t enough of a “somebody” to have anything you do matter in the whole scheme of life. If you have your not alone every one of us at some point wonders what we are here for.

Is there anyone that if told they had the opportunity to make a difference would not want to be part of it? I believe for the most part all of us no matter what our background or beliefs want to make a difference. I think it’s safe to assume that people want the world to be a better place because they were in it.

We are born, we will live and we will die. Those are three truths that we cannot reject no matter who we are. It’s the middle part that matters, how will we live?

If you are like me you would tend to think nothing you could ever do would make a difference. A small town, farm girl self educated and a bit of a hermit. What could I possibly do that would make a difference to anyone.

I married young and chose to start a family young as well, the career I chose was “childhood education” but I did not earn a bachelors degree from an honorable university. Being a stay at home mom taught me more about children than college ever could. However, there are downsides, like no paycheck, no social interaction or adult conversation for a decade or so, just little drawbacks like that.

Than all of a sudden your kids are young adults starting their own lives, pursuing their own dreams and you (if your a middle aged Mom) feel a little lost. I find this new stage of life inspiring and wonderful seeing my life’s work (these three amazing people) start their own lives. I have always encouraged my kids to be kind and inspire others and I look forward to seeing how they do it!

I have always loved writing and always pursue writing things that encourage or inspire the reader. I want this to be a place to share things I write but also I hope to share the inspiring stories of others as well. People who unlike me, are full of adventures and interesting stories. People from other towns, states and countries. I want to share their stories. We inspire each other by sharing our life’s stories.

Some of our stories are grand and elegant. Some are full of adventure and suspense. Some are amazing stories of success. Some are full of comedy and  some are simple stories without anything spectacular. The incredible thing is, every single one of the stories matter. All our stories combined make this big beautiful tapestry of humanity. All the stories simple or grand add color and dimension to the amazing piece of art that is being created here on earth.

News media shows us the horrors of humanity, I want to show the beauty of it. I want this to be a place to stop by and read things that inspire, to see different glimpses of different people living daily life. Inspiring those around them in only a way that they can.

At times I will attempt to be humorous which will most likely result in me being the only one laughing, but that’s ok too. We were all put here for a reason and maybe it’s something the whole world will know about and maybe it’s something just our neighbor will know about because we helped them out when they needed us. I want to remind myself as well as everyone else that we all matter and we all have the potential to make a difference, every, single day. No act of kindness is ever to small.

Being kind, being funny or being there when someone needs you are some of the greatest things you can do in a day. If I can write something inspiring, encouraging or funny that brings a smile or a positive idea to one other person then I have accomplished something great. If we all seek to be kind and put a smile on one persons face everyday, just think of how the world might change!

 

 

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I am a small town farm girl who has become passionate about challenging myself and others to live authentic lives. Pure and simple and real. I draw inspiration from everything, everywhere, but living on a beautiful farm nestled in the mountains of Pennsylvania brings it's own inspiration. I have written skits, plays, poems and curriculum for children's programs as well as Bible study guides and children's books. I currently write for "The Valley Newspaper" in my quant hometown. You won't hit city traffic and there won't be much noise other than the clip clop of horses' hooves as you pass a Pennsylvania Dutch buggy. As a wife and mother of three teenagers, I have been taught great lessons in love, forgiveness and acceptance by the school of life. I find my favorite cathedrals aren't like St. Peter's Basilica in Rome but the woods, full of tall pines, changing maples and calming streams. Philippians 2:4 "Let each of you look not only to your own interests, but also to the interests of others."

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