I Want to Make a Difference

Personal Stories, Advice, and Support 704 People

    I Have Got Off My Soap Box ...

    I have got off my soap box now, but I used to jump up and think I could make a difference. Now instead of shouting out to the world, I am a lot more subtle and try to make a difference in a far calmer way. A kind word or smile moves the world a lot more than shouting your beliefs...
    deleted deleted
    26-30
    1 Response Mar 1, 2009

    Definition Of Me

    Everyone argues about whether there is an afterlife, whether this life has any meaning. Is there any point to it all? I feel like this all the time. I often wonder whether I will be missed if I was gone. But to be honest, its not about me. Its not about what I mean to other...
    insearchofpurpose insearchofpurpose
    18-21, F
    Mar 31, 2012

    Making a difference can be the smallest gesture.

    ..merely making someone who looks unhappy that you don't know smile-there's a difference xxx
    cherryjar cherryjar
    31-35, F
    Oct 4, 2014

    Children Are Our Future

    If I can help/rescue/protect/inspire just one child...I'd die a happy woman. It's what I've always wanted since I can remember, but only realised it in the last 3 years. I am hoping to eventually work overseas rebuilding villages, rescuing children from the child slavery and...
    Misunderstoodsadge Misunderstoodsadge
    31-35, F
    1 Response Aug 17, 2013

    One of the greatest social justice

    and poverty activists once said, “being unwanted, unloved, uncared for, forgotten by everybody, I think that is a much greater hunger, a much greater poverty than the person who has nothing to eat.” Mother TeresaI always asked God to break my heart for what breaks...
    ClaudeGillot14 ClaudeGillot14
    26-30, M
    Jan 25, 2014

    I Love Making a Difference and Helping.

    Every day, i make a difference however small it is. there is an amazing website called care2.com with over 11 million members making a difference. you can sign petitions and i try to donate to a few causes everyday it is free though you click and the sponsers donate money.for...
    bosnianbeauty bosnianbeauty
    18-21, F
    1 Response Jul 23, 2009

    How To Make A Difference

    The phrase, "I want to make a difference" has been so over-used that it has become something of a cliche. It can sometimes sound so vague and so hollow that if you say it, you sound like either a politician or a Miss America contestant. That's why I want to explain what it means...
    atpeacewithme atpeacewithme
    31-35
    1 Response Aug 15, 2011

    Mandrew the clown, that'll be my name.

    My real name is Andrewso it makes sense. I've just called a few hospitals enquiring about going in and cheering up the children. I know what hospitals are like, I had to stay in one for a very long time and I know children as I've worked in child care before. I just want to make...
    baconrind baconrind
    26-30, M
    2 Responses Apr 2, 2014

    Sometimes I will be at work,

    folding shirts or checking out some snotty customer and that little inner voice starts screaming at me "WHAT ARE YOU DOING HERE?!" When I was 18, for almost a year, I had a job doing something that I absolutely love. I was a substance abuse tech. I got to talk to people and...
    shoxic shoxic
    22-25, F
    1 Response Jun 16, 2014

    Positive Change

    I'd love to make a difference, a positive one for once. It seems everytime I try to help, heal, or guide someone in a positive way, the worst always happens. They don't want the help or get hurt, they don't want or ignore my advice; they get hurt worse or die... I know anyone can...
    Zurea Zurea
    26-30, T
    1 Response Feb 11, 2013

    I want to help someone,

    make a difference in someone's life. Doesn't matter how, I just want to help. Anyone out there need help? Need someone to talk to? Depressed? I'm always open to talk! I love helping people in anyway possible! Don't be afraid to message me! :)
    Kaytee120 Kaytee120
    22-25, F
    Aug 19, 2014

    My Cause :)

    So I own my own semi-established screen printing business called Ashtro Screen Printing and Design and I wanted to do something with it that was for a good cause. For the past couple of months I have been working on a project I call Truffula Clothing. Its a line of indie style...
    skiescollide skiescollide
    22-25, F
    Dec 3, 2012

    New Children's Book based On Somone With Fd

    My name is Lisa.  I have written a children's book dedicated to my cousin who lived with Familial Dysautonomia for 43 years.  The title of this book is "The Bravest Boy I Ever Knew".   This book is about a boy named Michael who tells about his best friend...
    bravestboy bravestboy
    36-40, F
    Sep 5, 2010

    I've Come To Realize....

    I've come to the realization that I want to make a difference in someones life. No matter how small or large. Not only do I want to work on myself to become a better, more happy, more positive version of myself, I want to help everyone I can to become "Better" as well. Some of us...
    BambiHeart BambiHeart
    18-21, F
    Sep 22, 2011

    So I have been doing things to distract myself

    from this ****** life my ****** husband has bestowed upon me. And one thing I want to do is help this family I know. They've been though a lot and I want to share and see how many people I can get to give. so if you could just click I. This link and share this story on any...
    Babygirl872901 Babygirl872901
    26-30, F
    1 Response Jan 9, 2015

    But I Don't Know How

    I want to make a difference, whether it's helping to somehow alleviate all the suffering in the world, or removing all the hate, anger, stupidity, violence, and evil or just helping one person do something they can't do alone. I want to mean something to people. I want to help...
    JonFurniss JonFurniss
    18-21, M
    2 Responses May 22, 2008

    Having Purpose

    This story has been unfolding in my life for ... months now. I have been wrestling with this decision and it has been one of much importance, a life changing situation. BUT a very rewarding one which offers purpose, a way of making a difference in this world. Even if it is just...
    MorningBreeze MorningBreeze
    56-60, F
    1 Response Jan 11, 2012

    God has place something on my heart recently

    and I've been trying to figure out out to go about achieving it. I want to make a different in the world. I want to encourage people to make a change to make our community stronger... I'm so tired of our generation being so disrespectful and putting each other down. It's time...
    Mstruebeauty91 Mstruebeauty91
    22-25, F
    2 Responses Jan 18, 2014

    Making a Difference

    I know that I was put in this life for a purpose.  But what that purpose is, I am not really sure.  I help people often.  But, I have noticed, the people that I have helped in the past (family members) do not help me.  Why?  It is not anyone obliagation...
    Pennie Pennie
    41-45, F
    1 Response Jan 7, 2008

    How Long Will It Take

    The moon rises The light shimmering off the trees Puddles of water sparkling Reflections clear the fog covering the meadow I catch a glance of your face For a moment my heart stops Now starts racing My eyes are deceiving me And your gone I run and look to find were you went...
    samcharles93 samcharles93
    18-21, M
    Jun 23, 2011

    A Little Help In Saving The Underage Sex Workers...

    Prostitution in India is an issue everyone is aware of but no one seems to taking up much action against it. What shocked me is the fact that one of my close friends got into a program that specializes in liberating underage sex workers. This friend of mine had always been a...
    kalpkumeri kalpkumeri
    22-25
    Nov 29, 2010

    I Am Destined to Make a Difference...

    I can still remember being a very young child and finding satisfaction through helping others, even if it was just doing something for my mother or father.  I thrive on the feeling of being appreciated and praised, as if it was an addictive drug.  With that in my mind...
    UnperfectAngel UnperfectAngel
    26-30, F
    1 Response Oct 7, 2008

    Made a Small Difference Today

    I donated blood. It was the second worse needle stick I've ever had, but that doesn't matter. I always like to donate whenever the blood drive comes to my office.
    Liam33 Liam33
    31-35
    1 Response Jul 23, 2009

    I honestly just want to help people in any way

    I can. Making people happy and helping them choose to do something right makes my life worth living. I've been struggling with if anyone would care if i'm still here because no one shows that they care. I just don't know. =/
    alwayshappy365 alwayshappy365
    18-21, F
    2 Responses Apr 30, 2014

    I want to help make a difference in our world.

    I want each child to grow up in a stable home with loving parent(s). I want every person to be respected and cared for.
    jenjen1500 jenjen1500
    16-17, F
    Oct 11, 2015

    Sometimes i just want to stand up to all the

    bullies and just prove them wrong who else i dont want to beat them up i just want to teach them that they cant hurt me.
    RickyG15 RickyG15
    16-17, M
    3 Responses Aug 6, 2014

    I Would Like to Make a Difference

    I would like to make a difference of some kind before I die.  It wouldn't have to be huge but definitely noticeable.  I am not sure what it will be yet, but I think God will lead me in the right direction so that I can accomplish something.  We are all here for one...
    Valentine Valentine
    26-30, F
    2 Responses Dec 15, 2007

    New Children's Book based On Somone With Fd

    My name is Lisa.  I have written a children's book dedicated to my cousin who lived with Familial Dysautonomia for 43 years.  The title of this book is "The Bravest Boy I Ever Knew".   This book is about a boy named Michael who tells about his best friend...
    bravestboy bravestboy
    36-40, F
    Sep 5, 2010

    Pain.....

    I'm the feeling you get when you hear the word 'no' The burning in your brain an overdose A knife piercing your bleeding heart out on the floor Where does it all start ******************* Can you feel me -PAIN. The pain you feel when your never...
    100russianslepoet 100russianslepoet
    16-17, F
    3 Responses Aug 15, 2011
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