Be the Change You Want to See in the World
BE THE CHANGE YOU WANT TO SEE IN THE WORLD
Mahatma Gandhi’s Quote Inspires Us to Start with Ourselves and Healing Will Multiply!
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|Mahatma Gandhi’s famous quote, ‘Be the change you want to see in the world’ has helped many people appreciate the world around them and their place in it. The quote’s deeper meanings can be applied to a variety of situations and provides some inspiration for those who feel that they want to contribute to their lives, their communities, and the future of humanity itself. |
"BE THE CHANGE YOU WANT TO SEE IN THE WORLD"
Mahatma Gandhi was one of the world’s most significant political and spiritual leaders, and led the Indian Independence Movement by practicing civil disobedience. His commitment to the cause inspired many civil rights and freedom movements around the world, and he took on many leadership roles throughout his lifetime to help others become self-reliant. His philosophies and teachings have inspired people from all walks of life, and this is just one of several famous quotes that continue to have an impact in the world today.
WAYS TO MAKE A DIFFERENCE
Are you determined to make a difference to your life, your community, or help someone close to you? There are hundreds of ways to give back and make a significant impact in someone else’s life. You can make a meaningful impact simply by volunteering and taking part in community activities. When you set a high standard for yourself, there’s a good chance that others will follow suit. Here are some simple ways you can start making a difference today:
- Volunteer for a national organization. Jump online to do some research on a cause or organization that resonates with you. Find out how you can volunteer and get involved at the local level with community outreach programs. Don’t see anything you like? Launch your own campaign! Recruit some friends and develop a fundraising event for your favorite cause.
- Sign up as a volunteer with United Way. United Way’s website features thousands of listings of available opportunities in your area. Some are one-time roles and jobs, while others are lengthier. You can search by keyword or organization, and find something that best matches your skills and abilities. Keep up with the latest listings in your area by having them e-mailed to you directly.
- Look for local events. Visit your community library’s bulletin board or check the listings of your local newspaper for volunteer opportunities. Craigslist.org is another place to find local events and organizations that need some assistance. You can volunteer your time, or make a monetary contribution.
- Stay up-to-date on current events. Read the local and national newspapers, or subscribe to a news feed of reputable news sources so you are informed about current events. It’s important to know what’s going on outside of your small town or city, and you may even be able to contribute in some way.
Count your blessings. Being grateful for the life and opportunities you have in front of you is empowering. Always be aware that there are many people that are far less privileged than you, and think of ways that you might be able to help them. Having appreciation for your own life helps you develop compassion for others; and could give you a chance to make a meaningful contribution.
As you can see, there are many ways you can be the change in the world. Now go out there and lend a helping hand! It will make a positive difference in your life and someone else's!
Sabah Karimi writes on lifestyle, health and current events for DivaVillage.