Inspirational Stories for Make a Difference Day

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Every year on the fourth Saturday of October, millions of people across the United States participate in activities designed to make a positive difference in the world. Since 1992, this day has been recognized as Make a Difference Day.

Make a Difference

Would you like to impact the world in a positive way? Consider becoming involved in one of the many planned Make a Difference Day events nationwide, or perhaps create your own special event.

I love the concept of people gathering together for no purpose other than to be good and kind to others and help better lives for everyone.

I wanted to share some of the wonderful stories that have grown out of this special day. These four posts that I am highlighting present different perspectives on the concept of making a difference. But despite their differences, they are all impactful.

I hope they will inspire you as much as they have inspired me.

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Inspiring Stories

Make a Difference in the World Every Day

Lori Deschene of wanted to explore the concept of making major impacts on society while simultaneously improving our daily lives. She polled her followers for ways to achieve both goals and compiled their responses. This list shows just how much of an impact everyday actions, both large and small, can have on the world.

50 Small Ways to Make the World a Better Place

Janine Ripper of originally focused on doing “big” things” that make a difference. She soon realized that she could have far more impact on the world by focusing small, and her list has some inspiring ideas that we can all use.

8 Kids Under 12 Who Are Changing the World, Right Now

If you thought it was too hard to make a difference because you are “just one person”, read these inspiring stories, each demonstrating how just one person is making a difference in their community. The twist is that each of them is under 12 years old!

7 Steps to Raise a Child Who Will Make a Real Difference in this World

This is a powerful article from about how to give your children the tools they need in life to impact their world, from unconditional love to boundaries to empowerment. Whatever our ages, we can all use these tools.

And what would inspiration be, without some – bonus! – inspirational quotes? If you enjoy quotes as much as I do, you are sure to like this post.

Make a Difference Quotes has compiled a thorough list of quotes, sayings, and proverbs about the power of influencing. These are sure to inspire you, today and every day.

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Final Thoughts on Inspiring Stories for Make a Difference Day

I hope you will go out and make a difference for a friend, your community, or our planet today! Large or small, the world needs what you have to give.

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1 thought on “Inspirational Stories for Make a Difference Day”

  1. Beautiful Lori! It’s cool the picture you have here is the same picture we used for our Highschool Reunion Team. I enjoyed reading this and will read it all soon.

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