In my article on the “Sona as a Catalyst”, I talked about how we should be catalysts in our own sphere of influence. Since then I have received numerous comments, one in particular struck me. “Being a catalyst then is being able to make a difference!” Yes, being a catalyst is just that, being someone who makes a difference in his/her own life and in the lives of those around him/her.
How can we make a difference? Mother Theresa gives us several ways:
“If you are unable to do great things, then just do simple things in a great way!”
“It isn’t how much we do, but how much love we put into what we do that really counts.”
“Let no one ever come to you without leaving better and happier.”
Many years ago I began to jot down what I call ‘Guidelines for Living’, short, simple ways to make the most of every moment of my life and of the lives of those around me, of bringing an everyday epiphany into the lives of others. Many of these short phrases are ways of making a difference, so I would like to share some of them with you. At the same time I encourage you to begin making your own list, and start making a difference!
Be an anchor of love.
Hug someone today.
Make happiness a habit.
Do good; do well; do it together with others.
Nourish personal relationships.
Be a woman of PRAISE!
Be aware of everyday miracles.
Have an attitude of gratitude.
Be thankful in all circumstances.
See difficulties as challenges for growth.
Be a helper and an encourager.
Have a generous spirit.
Let your life sing.
Strive for simplicity, serenity, spirituality.
Show others the way.
Enjoy moments of “being”, rather than always “doing”.
Choose to love.
Sharpen your sense of humor.
Practice the art of abundance.
Learn to do good.
Recycle and reuse; waste not, want not.
Help those in need.
Begin to really live TODAY!
Rejoice in the simple things of life.
Look for the good in others instead of what is wrong.
Measure your lifetime in blessings.
Learn what is pleasing to the Lord God.
Do a random act of kindness every day.