There’s a little girl that Lawyer Mama introduced me to a few days ago who is making a difference in the world, even at her tender age. This little girl, Laura, has taken up a challenge of making a difference in the world in 25 days, and she’s asked us all — the internets — to play along with her. This is the best idea I’ve ever heard, and I’m going to join and try to help her make a difference in the world.
Today she challenged classrooms and teachers all over the country to join in. She’s also got a blogroll going of other bloggers who have taken up the challenge. If you’ve got a minute, peek in and see what she’s started. This is another example of using technology to make a difference in the world, and in people’s hearts.
The key is to do something each day to help other people in some way and make a difference in the world. It might be a very small thing, or it might be bigger. For instance, yesterday, I shared our empty baby food jars with another mom who answered my ad on Freecycle. She’s going to use them to use to make Christmas gifts for her kids’ teachers and friends. I’m happy because they’re going to be reused, which is much better for the environment even than recycling (assuming that the recipients eventually reuse and/or recycle the jars). Today, I offered a prize for the winning classroom in Laura’s contest. I don’t know what I’ll do tomorrow. Maybe I’ll stop by the pediatric oncology infusion unit and see if we can do anything to amuse the kids while they get chemo. Maybe they’d like a NASA poster or some new children’s books?