You know how some people have little mottos that they live by? (No? Just me. Okay…) Well, mine comes from an episode of Angel (season 2, episode 17, to be exact). There, I said it. Frankly, it’s a relief to get it out there.
Now before you judge me too harshly, I’ll tell you what that motto is:
“If nothing we do matters then all that matters is what we do.”
Confused? That’s ok, Joss Whedon (genius, god like creature that he is!) lets Angel explain:
Now you could say that this is as cliched as any other quote you see flying around twitter – and it is. However, it’s also completely true.
We’re bombarded by media every day telling us of great disaster and injustice and we feel helpless to do anything about it. No matter how just the cause or convincing the fundraising ask is, it’s difficult to convince people that their donation or act is actually going to make something better.
There are times in life when we’re all faced with our own mortality and limitations. I’ve been there and at the time, to be honest, didn’t really live by my motto and in fact, pretty much decided to check out for a while. Then with small steps I started to realise something. Instead of feeling like I had to take on the world in order to have my life mean something, I decided to find things I could actually have an impact on.
I now spend my time doing things that I love and that I think matter. None of them particularly Earth shattering but definitely world changing to me!
So, in celebration of the little things (or big things) that make a difference, I’d love it if you would share what makes you proud today and why it makes a difference.
123 – GO!