Oct. 26 is Make a Difference Day.
Think about some ways, small or large, that you may make a difference in someone’s life. That someone may be a family member, a neighbor, an organization in town, a homebound friend or an invalid in a nursing home. Or your time may be spent painting a park bench or cleaning trash in a street with others.
How was your neighborhood or your city different five years or 10 years ago? How was it different just one year ago? How do you envision that same neighborhood or city being different one year from now? What will you be able to contribute on Oct. 26 to make a difference?
There are 24 hours on Oct. 26. How many of those hours will you donate to make a difference?
A suggestion is to break down the total hours into smaller segments of time. A large number of donated hours may not carry the same value as a few donated quality hours. In my opinion, what may make the difference are the efforts to create a just, ethical and relational society that is complete with imaginations that lead to future positive actions for the good of our town.
If everyone gives a little of their time to improve something in our town on Oct. 26, we may build relationships with others that may have many lasting effects. Grab some garbage bags and pick up trash for several hours; the trash can be easily seen everywhere.