Making an impact.

This post will be different from my previous ones, because this will be a very deep-hearted topic and I think we should all relate to this.

This is about making an impact. Being the change that the world needs and being an everyday hero; making a difference and letting the hopeless see even a little patch of light.

Of course, an everyday human being would say, “But I am just one. How would I influence others and become a hero?”

It doesn’t really matter how many you are doing good things, what matters is how many good things you do. And quote from C.S. Lewis’ The Lion, The Witch and The Wardrobe, “Numbers do not win a battle.”

Now some may ask, “Why did you put the word battle here? There is no battle to be fought.” There is. The battle being discussed here is the battle everyday heroes are willing to face: survival. And this survival does not only apply to an individual, but everyone’s survival.

Again we go back to the question of numbers. Being alone does not mean that you can’t make an impact.

Let’s take an example from 2012 International Children’s Peace Prize winner Kesz Valdez from the Philippines. He ran away from his abusive father and took shelter from a single man with no kids. Knowing the conditions of poor children, he set out on a task no one has ever done: give gifts on his birthday. On his eighth birthday, instead of receiving gifts he could get for himself, he, together with his adoptive father, asked for donations in kind and grouped them in shoe boxes, which in turn were given to street children who have no access to proper hygiene and school supplies.

Surely he did have help from his adoptive father, but the idea was his alone. And through the power of social media and word of mouth, many volunteers came to his aid months later and as of 2012, he and his group had given more than 10,000 shoe boxes across the Philippines.

Imagine the power of one mind influencing many. This only means that you do not need to be famous to start creating your own brand of impact. As the Law of Attraction states, “It is good to be important, but it is more important to be good.”

The quote is simply stating that we can start making impact by doing good things, even if they are on our own. We do not need to be many. Instead, we can start alone, and share our good deeds to others, who in turn, create a network, making the impact grow into something wonderful.

Now, the question is for you. What will you start today?

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