Wednesday, June 5, 2013

Don't Interrupt Me

I've posted about this subject on a different topic on the blog briefly when addressing my work in animal rescue (Read it HERE).
 
When you try to do something to make a difference, there will always be people who, whether intentionally or not, will try to bring you down. I've always had that attitude that, yes, one person can make a difference in the world and they do it all of the time. I hope and pray that the world never beats that out of me and that my children grow up cherishing that same belief.
 
I love this quote:
 
"Here's to the crazy ones. The misfits. The rebels. The trouble-makers. The round heads in the square holes. The ones who see things differently. They're not fond of rules. And they have no respect for the status-quo. You can quote them. Disagree with them. Glorify, or vilify them. But the only thing you can't do is ignore them. Because they change things. They push the human race forward. And while some may see them as the crazy ones, we see genius. Because the people who are crazy enough to think they can change the world  are the ones who do."
-Apple, Inc.
 
I hear this all the time: "You can't save the world".
 
I 100% agree with that. One person cannot "save the world". My firm belief is that the only person who was able to do that was God in the flesh, Jesus Christ.
 
One person cannot save the world, but I have learned one important thing throughout my life: if you impact the life of just one person, you have made a difference and made the world better--even if you never see the fruit of it.
 
That's one risk you have to take in life--that you may never see the fruit of your efforts. I believe that when you do the right thing, you have to trust that God will push those efforts forward and make change.
 
Not only with animal rescue, but with running Barrett's Blankets, I have had people say to me "Are you still going to do that?", or "Do you really have time with school, work, and your family?". But here's the thing: Barrett is my family. I can't take him to the park. I can't watch him ride horses on Friday afternoon. I can't spend hours as his room mother in school. All I can do is make sure that his name lives on and that through his name, lives are touched. I don't consider running Barrett's Blankets to be work. I consider it to be spending time with my son, just like I do Audrey.
 
As far as those questions go, I can assure you that Barrett's Blankets will go on as long as I am breathing. Every time we have had a need, God has met it. I think that should be the answer to those questions right there. As long as God continues to provide, and people continue to say that it brought a smile to their face, I will push forward. I feel like God providing, is God's answer that Barrett's Blankets is meant to continue on.
 
That's my personal experience, but I want to encourage you today to "keep on keepin' on" with whatever it is you are doing to make a difference. While I think most people have our interests in mind, they may not realize what they are saying is discouraging and you just have to remember that and push forward anyway. Don't let negativity get in the way of your efforts to spread positivity in the world.
 
What are you doing to impact a life today?
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12 comments:

  1. Love this post! Keep doing what you're doing!

    Sara
    mommysummers.com

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  2. Is there anything sweeter than a mother's love? Thank you for sharing this and inspiring me.

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  3. I would definitely keep doing what you are doing!

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  4. Thank you for the reminder to keep trying to make a difference in people's lives. One person might not change the world, but if more people practiced your mantra we'd be a whole lot better off! :)

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  5. What a great post - you are honoring your son and being his mother. I can't believe that people would question that. Keep up the good work, momma! :)

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  6. I love this post and those are definitely words of encouragement at the end.

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  7. I love positive quotes! Especially the last one. I want to make a bigger impact on the lives on others than I am but for now I do so by participating in charity sites online like Care2, Click to Give, Wish Upon a Hero & others.

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  8. I was told my blankets had "no significance". Really? Then how come I've sent over 150 to very grateful moms who are happy to have some acknowledge their child? People don't understand, most of them don't even try. I agree with you, as long as God is pushing it forward we keep going.

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