Thank you for being here! Changing the world is a rather big and bold statement. Even though I love the madness of the statement itself, it does make one raise the question of where to start and how to have an impact in the first place.
I read a little book a while back from Nico ter Linden and he wrote that Rabbi Bunam told his disciples that everyone ought to carry two bags over their shoulders, to either reach into the one or the other, as needed. In the one bag are the words: ‘For my sake was the world created,’ and in the other: ‘I am but dust and ashes.’
I like that thought; we are nothing and we are everything. Sometimes what we do may feel like a tiny drop on a hot stone. Other times we witness how a single word or gesture can change someone’s life. I believe in the sum of all the little things we do.
Here are seven things I aim to do every day:
1. Hug someone
2. Paying it forward
3. Give money, time or just a smile to people that need it
4. Give someone applause
5. Read, write, reflect and be grateful
6. Exercise, sleep & foremost breathe
7. Showing those I love that I do so
We can’t all be Mother Theresa’s. But we can be vivid little stars that make each other shine brighter.