Explore the value of Making A Difference
Here are some inspiring stories about making a difference.
MAKING A DIFFERENCE
NEVER STOP MAKING A DIFFERENCE Coming from a family of teachers and medical professionals, the impact of making a difference has been apparent to me from a young age. Contributing to a cause bigger than myself has incredible meaning in my life, because I wouldn't be where I am without others helping me along in the darkest of times....
SUBMITTED BY CONNOR DAUGHERTY
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MAKING A DIFFERENCE
BE YOUR WORD Someone wise once told me, "live your word". These are not easy words to live by, but I've learned that once you give your word, it needs to be reliable, no matter what the consequences. A few years ago I founded the Adaptive Surfing Foundation. Our mission is to give those living with disabilities an...
SUBMITTED BY ROBBIE NELSON
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MAKING A DIFFERENCE
ON TEACHING CADETS Teaching is undoubtedly one of my heart's desires. More than a profession, it is a passion. Today, I want to share my unique experience teaching First Class Cadets of the Philippine Military Academy. In PMA, they are the graduating mammals who, in few months time will now become young officers of the armed...
SUBMITTED BY ALMIRA CID-JABAGAT
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Where did your values come from?

We've all had people in our lives who have made a positive impact on us. A parent or grandparent, a sibling who was there for us, or maybe even just a guy who shines shoes for a living? Whoever they are, tell us their story so they can inspire us even more.

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MAKING A DIFFERENCE QUOTATIONS
20180626 tuesday quote
“I have been impressed with the urgency of doing. Knowing is not enough; we must apply. Being willing is not enough, we must do.”

Leonardo da Vinci

20160422 friday quote
“You are not here merely to make a living. You are here in order to enable the world to live more amply, with greater vision, with a finer spirit of hope and achievement. You are here to enrich the world, and you impoverish yourself if you forget the errand.”

Woodrow Wilson

20180627 wednesday quote
“Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed citizens can change the world; indeed, it's the only thing that ever has.”

Margaret Mead

20180629 friday quote updated
“What counts in life is not the mere fact that we have lived. It is what difference we have made to the lives of others that will determine the significance of the life we lead.”

Nelson Mandela

20160419 tuesday quote updated
“I am only one, but still I am one. I cannot do everything, but still I can do something; and because I cannot do everything, I will not refuse to do something that I can do.”

Edward Everett Hale

20180625 monday quote
“Don’t just aspire to make a living. Aspire to make a difference.”

Denzel Washington

20180628 thursday quote
“We can choose to be affected by the world or we can choose to affect the world. ”

Heidi Wills

20160421 thursday quote alternate
“You cannot get through a single day without having an impact on the world around you. What you do makes a difference, and you have to decide what kind of difference you want to make.”

Jane Goodall

Fuller quote
“Never forget that you are one of a kind. Never forget that if there weren't any need for you in all your uniqueness to be on this earth, you wouldn't be here in the first place. And never forget, no matter how overwhelming life's challenges and problems seem to be, that one person can make a difference in the world. In fact, it is always because of one person that all the changes that matter in the world come about. So be that one person.”

R. Buckminster Fuller

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“The true meaning of life is to plant trees, under whose shade you do not expect to sit.”

Nelson Henderson

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“Waste no more time arguing about what a good man should be. Be one.”

Marcus Aurelius

20160420 wednesday quote
“Do more than belong: participate. Do more than care: help. Do more than believe: practice. Do more than be fair: be kind. Do more than forgive: forget. Do more than dream: work.”

William Arthur Ward

Here are some stories about everyday heroes who show 'making a difference'.
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Isabella Moore My daughter is my hero. Her name is Isabella and she is 13 years old. Her entire life has been one health issue after another and she fights through each one with courage and the best attitude. She has been through things that I would have complained about as an adult yet not one word, just a great attitude. From...
SUBMITTED BY TERESA MOORE
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Will A A new movement is sprouting up in America's low-income neighborhoods. Some urban residents, sick of fast food and the scarcity of grocery stores, have decided to grow good food for themselves. One of the movement's towering icons is Will Allen, 62, of Milwaukee's Growing Power Inc. His main 2-acre Community Food...
SUBMITTED BY JANET FOX
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Oliver Roy My Hero is a homeless man Oliver Roy is a native Washingtonian and a divorced father of four boys, two of whom has special health care needs. Mr. Roy recounts those early years when he focused on raising and providing for his four boys to the point of having to give up his job as a computer technician. As he...
SUBMITTED BY MARK JONES
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Where did your values come from?

We've all had people in our lives who have made a positive impact on us. A parent or grandparent, a sibling who was there for us, or maybe even just a guy who shines shoes for a living? Whoever they are, tell us their story so they can inspire us even more.

Tell Us Your Story Everyday Hero Stories

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ACHIEVEMENT
AMBITION
APPRECIATING NATURE
APPRECIATION
BEING THERE
BELIEVE
BELIEVE IN YOURSELF
CARING
CHARACTER
CHARITY
CHEER
CIVILITY
CLASS AND GRACE
COMMITMENT
COMMON GROUND
COMPASSION
COMPLIMENTS
COMPROMISE
CONFIDENCE
CONNECTING
COURAGE
COURTESY
CREATIVITY
DEDICATION
DETERMINATION
DEVOTION
DO THY BEST
DO YOUR PART
DRIVE
EDUCATION
ENCOURAGEMENT
EQUALITY
EXCELLENCE
FAMILY
FITNESS
FORESIGHT
FORGIVENESS
FRIENDSHIP
GENEROSITY
GET ALONG
GIVING BACK
GOOD EXAMPLES
GOOD MANNERS
GRATITUDE
GREAT MUSIC
GRIT
HARD WORK
HEALTH
HELPING OTHERS
HONESTY
HONOR
HOPE
HUMILITY
IMAGINE
INCLUDING OTHERS
INCLUSION
INGENUITY
INNOVATION
INSPIRATION
INTEGRITY
JOY
JUSTICE
KINDNESS
LAUGHTER
LEADERSHIP
LEARNING
LISTENING
LITERACY
LIVE LIFE
LIVE YOUR DREAMS
LOVE
LOYALTY
MAKING A DIFFERENCE
MENTORING
MINDFULNESS
MOTIVATION
OPPORTUNITY
OPTIMISM
OVERCOMING
PARENTING
PASSION
PATIENCE
PEACE
PERSEVERANCE
PERSISTENCE
PIONEERING
PLEASE AND THANK YOU
PRACTICE
PREPARATION
PURPOSE
REACHING OUT
RESILIENCY
RESPECT
RESPONSIBILITY
RIGHT CHOICES
RISING ABOVE
SACRIFICE
SERVICE
SHARING
SMILE
SOUL
SPORTSMANSHIP
SPREAD YOUR WINGS
STEWARDSHIP
STRENGTH
TEACHING BY EXAMPLE
TEAM WORK
TRUE BEAUTY
TRUST
UNITY
VISION
VOLUNTEERING
WONDER
Pass It On®

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Your Comments
Vivian Hernandez from Bronx, NY AUGUST 28, 2014
These quotes are great especially for the start of the school year. Words to live by and model for others. Thank you for making a difference!

reeja hasan from australia AUGUST 21, 2014
to make a difference in someone's life,you don't have to be brilliant,rich,beautiful, or perfect.You just have to care enough and be there.:)

anusha from north nazimabad karachi AUGUST 21, 2014
make a difference in everyone's life by helping others

alex from alto  JANUARY 10, 2014
true

ellen obar from mambuaya DECEMBER 12, 2013
if you will make difference you will make the world of difference also.

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