Kate of Experiments in Living, tagged me as a blogger of kindness. (Is this is a great way to be known, or what? Thanks, Kate.)
She has a goal to set up a home business for financial freedom and is working on saving the planet, cooking, yoga and knitting. Perhaps she’ll come up with a home business built around her interests.
This meme is a continuation of that started by Laura in her 25 Days to Make a Difference.
1. In your opinion, what does it mean to make a difference?
This means “changing anyone’s feelings or thoughts at any one time.” A simple word of encouragement, a smile, a little help when they need it, a little help when they least expect it. All these are actions that would make a difference.
2. What is an example of a unique way to make a difference?
The major ones would be those life changing events that can be likened to “Teaching a man to fish and feeding him for the rest of his life.”
I particularly like cases of providing employment opportunities to the underprivileged. This uplifts their self esteem, and gives them a confidence that has to be seen and felt to be appreciated. I had opportunities to do this, whilst working in Ghana and in India.
3. Who has made a difference in YOUR life this week?
This week, I started a ‘gratitude journal”, where I write daily 3 things to be grateful for. This is an idea I gleaned from a post by Lazy Man. Sorry, I could not track back the post. So the vote for this week will be for Lazy Man.
4. If I didn’t have a blog, would you still be making a difference?
Yes, I would. The blog helps in one aspect of making a difference. Sharing one’s experiences with others is usually good. Some of these may come at just the right time for someone. The best way to learn would be from the mistakes made by others, don’t you think?
The other ways of making a difference like offering a “no strings attached smile”, a kind word, etc. are something I hope to practice for the rest of my life.
5. What is your favourite thing about the internet?
My favourite thing about the Internet is the ease of seeking information and the tremendous resources we can find on “good”, like Laura’s post on BookCrossing.com.