Conquering the World One Act at a Time

There are mornings when I wake up where I just want to conquer the world. I want to solve every problem, lift every person and take away every ill that the world is currently experiencing. I want to see people without pain, ensure there is more love and compassion, and do what ever I can to make this a better world for future generations. Actually, I do that almost every day, until I realize that the task I have laid out for myself is far greater than one person could ever handle. Then I remember that I am not alone. I realize that together we affect change, one act at a time.

I am very fond of a wonderful organization that we have partnered with in the Bring Smiles to Seniors program called Small Acts Big Change. It is run by Carolyn and Gracie out of California. When I am feeling overwhelmed because I can’t affect as much change as I would like, I always go back to the name in their program. It reminds me that small acts do truly become big change. When combined, they all culminate to provide the kind of momentum that the world is so desperately in need of.

Picture this example from the Bring Smiles to Seniors program. A person wakes up one morning feeling like they need to do something to give back. They go on the internet and search for something that fits with their passion for seniors. They discover Bring Smiles to Seniors, and decide they want to start to send cards to the program. They are so excited they tell their neighbor or friend and they too decide that want to be involved. The cards come in, are prepped and then go out to senior communities. One particular community receives them and they enjoy them so much, they decide they want their seniors involved. Their seniors make cards and send them back to the program. We now have seniors giving back to seniors. A social media post tells what happened and other senior communities see it and want to get their seniors involved. You start to see the power of that one small act by that initial person. From there the snowball effect continues.

We do not have to conquer the world all at once. Every single act that we perform has the potential to become a part of other acts that combined have the power to change the world. It is within those possibilities that we get the strength to continue our journey to make the world better for ourselves and future generations. We should never be afraid that what we are doing is not enough, not good enough, or simply not effective. Every step we take to conquer the world puts us on the path to do exactly that, conquer the world one act of kindness at a time.


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