Change is the only constant

 

When I founded Hope for the Children Foundation in 2006 my goal was to make a positive, dependable, long-lasting impact on the lives of the people around me. over the years I have met thousands of individuals who appeared to have a similar objective, however, not every one of them possessed the requisite passion, skills or infrastructure or in some cases all of the above.

 

Everybody, sooner or later in life experiences a period of self-uncertainty. The uncertainty could emerge out of various factors like absence of self-conviction, the absence of necessary resources, lack of passion etc. Be that as it may, let me tell you this, you can make a difference if you want to and have the passion for it. I strongly believe that every one of us has the moral responsibility and the capability to make a difference in the lives of people around us. They could be our family, friends or the society we live in and all that matters is that we touch lives constantly, after all, change is the only constant.

 

Change need not necessarily be individual. The impact can be enormous if it is a collective effort by like-minded people coming together to make a difference. It isn’t about how many lives you touch but how well you impact the lives you touched. In classical terms, it is quality over quantity.

 

There is no such thing as the "right time” to start giving or putting in an effort to make a change. Now is the best time to start and never worry yourself about the quantity of your contribution. Because, the greatest gift of all is the ability to make someone happy, bring the joy out from their hearts to their faces.

 

I have always believed in the saying "give a man a fish and feed him for a day, teach a man how to fish and help him feed himself for the rest of his life”. Empowerment is what we need to do to create maximum impact in somebody’s life. Impart skills among those that need it, share your knowledge, motivate them to seek a long-lasting learning and lead the way amongst your peers by being the first one to make the effort.

Other than doing things to make a difference, we should also seek to influence others to start doing things that make a difference. And the best way to convince other people is to lead by example.

 

Start doing whatever is within your ability today. Start showing more concern and love to the people around you. Start to make monthly donations to your favorite charity. Start putting more effort in your work to increase the value output. Every effort counts, no matter how small and insignificant it may seem. Just do something, and do something good.

 

Regards

Caroline Audoir De Valter

Founder & CEO

Hope for the Children Foundation

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