Not since March 1, 1961 have people cared as much about “making a difference.” Then, President John F. Kennedy envisioned America reaching out to help other nations with skills and talent that would make a difference, particularly in third world countries.
With our global economy as poor as it is, many people seem to be asking, “Have I made a difference?”
Personally, this question has plagued me since the very time that John F. Kennedy said, “Ask not what your country can do for you; ask what you can do for your country.” It seems like our leaders [today] need to ask themselves that very question.
As I look at people like Bill Clinton, Ronald Reagan, Warren Buffet and Millard Fuller. Each of these men have certainly made a difference in the quality of our lives today. If we add early Americans like George Washington, Thomas Jefferson and Benjamin Franklin the list gets even longer.
All of these men are heroes to me. Each of them are making or have made a significant contribution to America.
Over time I finally realized that I’ve already made contributions that will have a ripple effect that will be way beyond my control. Let me share of few of these contributions with you so that you can develop your own list. [Read more…]