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Are you passionate about something? Is there one thing that you would give lots of hours to or that you would even give lots of money to? Most people are passionate about one thing. They could be passionate about saving the rain forest, helping the homeless or finding a cure for cancer. Passion is generally sparked by a desire to make a difference… to change the world.

Most people believe that they do not have the power to change the world. I am here to tell you that you really do possess the ability to make a difference. We can change the world through generosity and selflessness. Think with me for a moment. What difference would it make if you provided a sandwich to a homeless person? What if you volunteered a few hours at your favorite charity? Each small act could have a ripple effect that could reach many, many people.

Another way generosity is displayed is through selfless giving of our money. The majority of nonprofit organizations must have our donations in order to have their basic operational needs met. Our ability to let go of our money allows these organizations to thrive and literally change the face of this world.

I know that letting go of our money is hard, especially when we are faced with daily bills, debt payments and future planning. But every time we open our hands to give, we have the opportunity to receive. We position ourselves to be blessed and to be a blessing.

 

So, what are you passionate about?

How do you exhibit generosity in your life?

How will you change the world?

 

2 Responses to Change the World

  1. Rebecca Pope-Ruark says:

    Thanks for the reminder, Alesha. I do a lot of service learning projects with my college students because I think it’s important for them to realize that service doesn’t have to just mean donating money or picking up trash – I hope to teach them that the most rewarding service means finding organizations you are passionate about and actually dedicating the talents you personally have to improving that organization. For my students and I that means donating our writing and design skills. It’s really amazing to watch students engage when they realize their work will actually be used by people who really need it and can benefit from it rather than just by a teacher for a grade. I hope they remember that lesson and will continue to serve their communities with the skills they have in the future. It took me a while to learn that lesson myself, but once I did, my service became all the more fulfilling and meaningful.

  2. Alesha Graves Alesha Graves says:

    Thanks so much for the encouragement, Rebecca! It is amazing when we are able to employ our skills to serve our communities and have an impact on the future. Thanks for leading your students into this!

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