There are moments every day where you have the chance to change someone’s life.


Some of them are subtle. Some of them more obvious, but each day, these moments reveal themselves to us.

In some cases, we might miss these moments if we are not present. It is important to notice things.

Small things.


Why is that child who is normally a ball of energy on the playground sitting by herself?

This is an opportunity.

A moment to make a difference.


Notice that a colleague arrived late today when he is normally there an hour before school.

Another moment presents itself.

Will I bring about positive change?


Be an influencer.

Ask that person how they are doing.

Show them that someone cares.


There are moments each day, that if we pay attention, provide a chance to give back to someone.

Notice these moments.

Be present in these moments.

Don’t walk away from these moments because you are short on time or have something else to do.


I haven’t mentioned this yet, but there is also another distinct possibility in these moments.

Ignore them, and you may also change someone’s life forever.


Be the change that you want to see in the world.

Live in these moments.

Use them to connect and make meaning.


There are moments every day where you have the chance to change someone’s life.

Find your moments.




2 thoughts on “Moments

  1. I use to work at a Boy Scout Camp, in my youth. During our training week, we were always told from the older staff members that we have the potential of making a difference in the lives of our campers. Most times you will not know, sometimes you may find out. I had one opportunity to find out I did. That summer, I was teaching woodcarving merit badge. I had a scout who was having a difficult time finishing his carving. I didn’t know why and chalked it up to he’s new to it; still getting over the learning curve. I stayed later at the craft lodge and even visited his campsite to give guidance so he could finish the carving. Thursday he finished and was so proud, as well as relieved. See, unbeknown to me, his grandfather passed on the day he left for camp. He was leaving that night for the funeral. He wanted to finish this carving because he wanted to place it in his grandfather’s casket. His scout leader told me his grandfather would do carvings and he wanted to take this badge in memory of him. The leader voiced concern because he was young and carving may be difficult/frustrating for him, especially that week.

    I didn’t know it, but giving that extra attention was exactly what that scout needed at that time.

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