Sunday, December 4, 2016

Making a Difference

“Be the change you want to see in the world.” Ghandi

Some people see themselves as ordinary people going about their daily activities without concerns about their surroundings. They are just happy to make ends meet, put enough food on the table, take care of their families with a little extra on the side for entertainment and vacation. When asked about what they do for a living, they will mention their JOB, going to work for a paycheck and doing what they have to do.

Driven by ambition, others are dedicated to their careers, and devote every moment to accomplish their goals. When asked about what they do for a living, they will talk about their CAREER, about their hard work and perseverance to climb the ladder of success in their field.

A few special people want to make a difference in their world. They really believe in a cause larger than themselves and they would go out of their way to make a difference for others. When asked about what they do for a living, they will enthusiastically elaborate about their calling, their mission in life, their vocation. Their happiness does not come from money, or status, but from having a positive impact on the lives of others. 

As we are approaching the holidays and the end of this year, how do you analyze your accomplishments?Wealth? Status? Inner satisfaction? Positive impact on the others?  

 ON CHRISTMAS EVE is part of USA Today bestseller anthology SWEET CHRISTMAS KISSES 3.


1 comment:

  1. Excellent points, Mona. We tend to measure ourselves by our jobs and careers, rather than by helping others. This is the time to reassess our priorities and put others before ourselves.