Making A Difference is to make a positive change in the world.

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  • “The only thing necessary for the triumph of evil is for good men to do nothing.”

    —Edmund Burke Statesman, Author, Philosopher

  • “I have been impressed with the urgency of doing. Knowing is not enough; we must apply. Being willing is not enough, we must do.”

    —Leonardo da da Vinci Artist, Inventor, Scientist

  • “How wonderful that no one need wait a single moment to improve the world.”

    —Anne Frank Diarist

  • “We must become the change we want to see in the world.”

    —Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi Indian Political And Spiritual Leader

  • “I am only one, but still I am one. I cannot do everything, but still I can do something; and because I cannot do everything, I will not refuse to do something that I can do.”

    —Helen Keller Author, Lecturer, Activist

Value Ideas For Making A Difference

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Join or start a community garden.

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Donate blood.

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Visit a local nursing home.

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Send an uplifting note to a friend who might need encouragement.

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Give a homeless person a clean blanket.

Stories About Making A Difference


Submitted by Jerry Smith

In addition to dropping some money into the Salvation Army pot, my friend tries to always do something different for the bell...

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A Thanksgiving Remembrance

Submitted by Anonymous

My paternal grandmother lived with us. She would sit in the porch swing and I would stand behind her and brush her beautiful...

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Be Your Word

Submitted by Robbie Nelson

Someone wise once told me, "live your word". These are not easy words to live by, but I've learned that once you give your...

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Everyday Hero Stories

Brieana U

Our daughter is our American Hero. Throughout school, all academic and athletic. At 14, became part of a blended family. In...

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Charles L

Served in Iraq and was hit by IED and lost both legs. Courage under fire, served his country, changed his life and others,...

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Meredith Robertson

Meredith Robertson is my hero. She is not out of the ordinary. She's not a firefighter or a surgeon. She doesn't risk life...

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Recent Comments

These quotes are great especially for the start of the school year. Words to live by and model for others. Thank you for making a difference!
Vivian Hernandez, Bronx, Ny

to make a difference in someone's life,you don't have to be brilliant,rich,beautiful, or perfect.You just have to care enough and be there.:)
Reeja Hasan, Australia

make a difference in everyone's life by helping others
Anusha, North Nazimabad Karachi

Alex, Alto

if you will make difference you will make the world of difference also.
Ellen Obar, Mambuaya

We always have to make a difference at work, good grades in school, live with a purpose.
Pablo Picasso, London

To make a difference is to enrich someone's life by what we say or do.
Bruce Willingham, Warner Robins,Ga

We always have to make a difference at work, good grades in school, live with a purpose.
Anderson, Colatina Es, Brasil

Love these, keep up the good work!
Dave, Houston

making a difference can really help a lot of people out
Jessie, Oakland California