I always had hopes and dreams of making an impact someday. Someday when I reached a certain income level and could afford to donate enough money to a cause to make a difference.
There were two flaws in my thinking, first that to make an impact I would have to donate a large sum of money, and second, that giving money was the only way to make impact.
Yes, donating to charities helps them to further their cause, but it isn’t just about the money. There are other resources, resources that we all have, that we can donate instead. Your time, treasure and talents are just a few.
I was raised to make an impact on others daily, no matter how small or how large. Something as simple as stopping to hold the door for the person behind or just to smile as you make eye contact with someone.
I don’t tend to share these things in public because it isn’t about being recognized for what you are doing. It is about just doing nice things and expecting nothing in return.
Then I began to wonder if talking about some of the things I was doing would inspire others to get involved. I know when I see others doing good things, it makes me want to do something too. With that, I decided to start documenting these good deeds on social media using the hashtag #MakeImpactMondaysProject
Every good deed hopefully inspires that person to do something nice for someone else. From one person to the next. It is a Chain of Inspiration that gets stronger and stronger with each link that is added.