How are you changing the world?

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At one time or other
everyone wonders
whether she’ll change the world
in some way
great
or small

But the truth is
you can’t not
change the world
because everything you do
makes it different,
great
and small

You can change the world
by the way you answer a question
or the phone

You can change the world
by giving change
or time
or right-of-way
even if they’re wrong
(especially if they’re wrong)

By the way you listen
and the way you speak,

By the way you greet the dentist
or the tax man
or the President,
the one you voted for
and the one you didn’t

You can change the world
by the way you eat
and spend
and save
or don’t

By the way you pray
and the way you talk to the people who don’t
or by the way you talk to the people who do pray
if you don’t

You can change the world
by writing a book
or by reading one
or by passing one along

You can change the world
by the way you love
or the way you hate

You can even change the world
when you accept
that we are all wired
to do both
and still choose one
in the face of another

You can change the world
with everything you think
and feel
and do

And you do,
with everything,
small
and great.

xxx
c

Image by joosteto via Flickr, used under a Creative Commons license.

5 comments

  1. To be such a Sage and inspiration,
    you change the world
    with your words.

    I pass on
    books, articles, songs
    hopefully laughter,
    and gratitude to you.

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