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Enrich Your World

by Wes Hopper

"We are not here merely to make a living. We are here to enrich the world." Woodrow Wilson

Most people that I know go off to work in the morning to make a living.

That's what I did for many years.

Parts of it were quite fun and very rewarding, and a lot of it was not.

When I look back now I can clearly see that the rewarding times were when I was making a difference in the world.

The other times I was just making a living.

Most of us just stumble on to that discovery. "Hey, there is a difference and I can feel it!"

But once we know the difference, we can set out to do it deliberately.

One thing to know is that making a difference doesn't require you to change the whole world.

No, just make a difference where you are! That's where the world gets changed, anyway. Right where the world changer is.

With a clear sense of purpose and a vision for what you want, you can change your corner of the world.

Maybe it'll spread, maybe it won't. It's not your job to worry about that.

On December 1st, 56 years ago a black woman named Rosa Parks changed her corner of the world when she refused to give up her seat on a bus to a white man.

She was arrested. But she had a vision and a purpose. She wanted to change the rules for black people in her community. She ended up changing the whole country.

Just make a difference right where you are. How big it gets is not your worry.

Many blessings,

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