What mark do you want to make on the world? What ripple will you leave in your passing? It’s so easy to get caught up in the serious business of survival, that the years slip by and you wake up and realize that you really made no substantive difference to anyone.
Don’t put off your dreams. Do a little each day, or a little each week, that excites your passions. Whether it’s a hobby, a cause, a course of study you’d always wanted to learn about, helping a friend, watching a plant grow, or finishing a really good book. If possible, touch others in the meantime. Or create something. Or clean up a patch of ground. I know we are all busy, so even a few minutes each week can start to make a difference.
Tiny efforts add up to big ones. A smile to a grumpy cashier. A skill taught to a child. A tree planted, growing tall and strong. Build your own legacy with each day you draw breath. Make a difference…
…and then when your life’s day is done, you can say it has not been wasted.