4 ways to create positive change

We have had the Orlando shooting, Stanford rape case, suicide bombers in the middle east and other horrific crimes happen recently. As I read about these, they cause my depression and anxiety issues to be magnified. So much so that I start to ponder “Why exactly have I never gone through with the suicidal thoughts in the past?”. I take a moment to find peace within this struggle and remind myself of my purpose. I will not let the chaos of the world stop me from bringing light into someone else’s darkness. So here are four things that can be done to create positive change.

1. Donate

There are approximately 7 billion in the world today. Imagine what could be accomplished if each person would donate just $1 each month to a different organization. That would mean in a one year time span we would provide $7 billion dollars to 12 different organizations that help others in need. Imagine how many lives we could not only save but also improve their overall life. There are so many people that need our help. There are also wonderful organizations that need our help also. I encourage you to do your research and find a proper organization to donate to.

2. Hugs

There are also a lot of people that desire a little compassion. What better way to do this than by giving them a genuine hug, with their permission / consent. The power of a simple hug is truly amazing. It’s an action that gives someone a moment of peace and love away from their everyday struggles. We are all struggling with something. Some of us are able to handle it better than others. These are the people that need our compassion the most. Imagine for moment how much the world would improve if we gave hugs instead of turning to violence, in certain situations of course.

3. Compliments

When was the last time someone told you something positive about yourself? If it has happened in the last 24 hrs. , then consider yourself lucky. There are many of us that are constantly being torn down by others and we start to believe what they tell us even though we may know that it’s all lies. What is stopping you from taking a moment in your day to give others some positivity? Even though we are all unique, there’s still something positive to tell someone. We need to stop kicking others down just to make ourselves look better. What if we all decided to bring someone along with us on our journey towards success?

4. Create dialogue

This is the easiest to do. All you have to do is open your mouth and ask a question. That’s it and yet it is the hardest thing to do for some. Take the time to learn the truth about others instead of passing judgment on something that is different than your life. Think someone’s religion is wrong? Take a moment and ask that person about it and not what you see or hear from others. Don’t agree with someone’s lifestyle? Again, ask that person about it. I could go on and on with these type of questions. Don’t be afraid to put yourself in their shoes for that short but important moment. It’s ok to disagree. It’s not ok to be ignorant towards others. How awesome would the world be if we took the time to truly understand one another for who they are?

It’s the small actions that produce big changes. It all starts with just one person to get the ball rolling. Will that one person be you? If not, then think about this quote:

“Don’t let the evil of a few stop you from showing love and compassion towards the many.”

Thank you for reading and until my next blog post….. Share. Inspire. Conquer.


  • Charli Mills (#)
    October 22nd, 2016

    I always appreciate when a writer can go beyond the horrifying news and spread a message of compassion. Even better when a writer can offer practical solutions to do in our own corners of the world.

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