What’s A Person to Do??

That’s been on my mind recently in light of current events. Maybe it’s been on yours too.
Then, a famous quote came to mind from cultural anthropologist Margaret Mead:
“Never believe that a few caring people can’t change the world. For, indeed, that’s all who ever have.”

Encouraging. Hopeful. Empowering. We need more of those reminders.

This got me to further thinking… what actions, truly, can one person take to affect change in our ever-changing, complicated world?

So, I started a list to see what might resonate with me:
Write letters to government officials
Learn all I can about an issue
Start a blog and invite conversation
Scour the internet for positive, relevant articles and share them
Create a discussion group on a specific issue
Volunteer with organizations
Develop a speaking topic and present to groups
Support a business that’s in alignment with my intention
Make donations
Say prayers

Notice these are positive and constructive actions. They are not about fighting AGAINST something, but rather FOR something good. Instead of the “War on Drugs”, how about “Solutions for Change”? Instead of “Stamping out …”, how about “Finding a cure…”?
Choose your issue, perhaps one of those in today’s news stories, and then choose your action in support of a positive outcome.

“Pick your passion” (NOT your poison, as the saying goes) and “Be the change…” as the other saying is.

Whatever topic and action makes you feel alive, empowered, committed… do that. Contribute there. You are a unique being with unique talents and strengths and interests and perspective. We all need you to do YOUR best thing. The choice is yours as to where, what and how you will make a difference.

“You may be only one person in the world, but you may mean the world to one person.”
That. Right there. That’s quite a difference you can make. One person at a time.

Be the best YOU you can be. Create your own form of good in the world and start the ripple.Start the Ripple

Choose to have a great week!


  1. Elaine Armstrong says:

    Hi Debbie,
    Your “KICK” blogs are good ripples!
    Keep up the words of growth and inspiration.
    Love, Elaine

  2. Bob Speakman says:

    Another super one. Thanks, Debbie.

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