Make a Difference Day

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Today is National Make a Difference Day. The simplest act you do could have a profound impact on someone–and it may last a lifetime.

It’s scientifically proven–as well as being verified by people’s experiences–that reaching out to others, being helpful, “getting over yourself” has many psychological, and spiritual benefits. After helping someone, people report feeling better about themselves and their lives. They’re more hopeful because they can see more possibilities, and they feel stronger and more able to take advantage of those possibilities.

So give away as many smiles as you can today; spend time reconnecting with a friend or loved one; sneak money into the pocket or purse of someone who you know is struggling; pay for the coffee of the person behind you in line.

Make a difference!

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Your homework today is to not only make a small difference in someone’s day, but also to remember to make a difference in your own life. Ask–and answer–this question: What’s the one thing I can do today that will make an important difference in my life?

Perhaps it’s as simple as getting a good night’s sleep, taking a slow walk through the woods, or turning off all electronics and distractions for the rest of the day. Or maybe it’s taking the time to finally sit down and gather the information you need to take that step you’ve been putting off!

Make a difference for someone else and for yourself!

I know you can do it!

I’m proud of you!

Your Friend and Pep Pal,

Lauren

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