one person can make a difference

28 08 2007

Have you ever wanted to make more of a difference in this world but wondered just how much one person can do?  You should watch this video : The Simple Truths of Service : Inspired by Johnny the Bagger.  It tells the true story of a grocery bagger named Johnny who has Down Syndrome but wanted to make a difference in people’s lives.  And he finds a way to brighten the day of the people around him, and his actions encourage other people to help others along the way too.

Each of us is capable of making a big difference in this world.  It doesn’t matter how famous you are or how talented you are or how rich you are.  The key ingredient is love.  When you care about people, you want to bless them and help them.

The people who make a difference in our life are not the ones with the most credentials, the most money, or the most awards. They are the ones that care.

Sometimes just a smile can help someone make it through a rough day.  There are other small things we can do to bless others — an encouraging e-mail, a card in the mail, a phone call, a nice word, inviting them to lunch with you, or volunteering to help them in some way.  What people need most is love — ultimately, love from God, Who loves us more than we can even comprehend, but He often manifests His love through us.  May people see God’s love through how we treat others.

Don’t ever think you’re too insignificant to make a difference in this world.  Start by influencing one person at a time.  Then look for ways to be a blessing to people all around you.  And some of the people you help will be inspired to help others.  We will never know in this life how far-reaching our influence is.




One response

10 03 2008
Jenni Pullen

WOW! I couldn’t agree with you more on this topic! I came across this link after I searched numerous time trying to find this story, so that I could refer someone that wrote a similar story on his blog. Check it out at

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