Auburn Pride: Make a Difference

Tuesday, July 21, 2015

Make a Difference

 
 
Every day at college I hear people constantly saying how they want something different.  They are never content with what they have or they have out grown it.  This topic can easily go many ways, however I am keeping it more focused on life in general.  I fully believe that life is what you make of it.  I believe that you have the power to wake up and say, "I am going to be happy today" and then do it.  Think I sound crazy?
 
What I have realized through the things I hear said, is that today peoples focus is off the target.  They are to focused on what he said, she said, and not on what matters.  If you don't have a set goal laid out before you, then you most certainly will grow bored of the life you live.  I find myself getting caught up in the things that have no meaning all the time.  I also, however, have wonderful friends and family who help keep my head up and looking the right direction. Everyone has these days, but what is important, is making the difference to have something different.
 
Here are a few tips I use that seem to really help...
 
1. Journal - I find that writing things down, and being able to read over them later, helps you see situations from different angles.
 
2.  Getting involved - There are organizations, clubs, churches, teams, all over.  Find one and get plugged in. My church is makes a huge impact on me, and its where I met all of my college friends.
 
3.  Do something for someone else - It is amazing how great you feel after doing good for someone else.  It is like a overwhelming sensation that makes you want to do it again.
 
4.  Try something you normally wouldn't - Skydiving is on my list, but shhh don't tell my mom.  You can do something less dramatic, but make sure its something outside your comfort zone.
 
5.  Surround yourself with different people - Make new friends, that doesn't mean you have to lose the ones you already have.  By meeting new people you get to experience new things with them.
 
6.  NO TECHNOLOGY - Ha yea this one is tough, especially for bloggers;)  However it seriously can change your life. Just go a day, or a set amount of time, without any technology.  Get a friend to do it with you, and just see what a difference it makes.
 
7.  Cook a meal for someone - Make a meal and take it to someone in need,  like college students... we love free food;)  Or a elderly couple, or even a couple who just had a baby.
 
8.  No negativity - Go a solid 24 hours without thinking anything negative.  Yes its impossible, but try, you will be amazed at how well your day goes.
 
9.  Volunteer - Volunteer at soup kitchen or at a food pantry, and help the poor.  Nothing makes you feel more blessed and thankful than to see what you have compared to what others need.
 
10.  Lastly (and my favorite) Pray! - Prayer is powerful, but only if you believe it is.  Pray believing and then sit back and watch the difference God makes in your life.  It will be like nothing you've ever seen!
 
Be Different! 


24 comments:

  1. Awesome, thought provoking things to consider! How different this world would be if we just did two or three things off this list a week.

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  2. These are some great ideas! Prayer is so powerful!

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    1. Prayer is by far what motivates me and guides me throughout the week

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    1. So true and imagine what the world would look like if we did more!

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  4. This is great and such a wonderful list to really try and incorporate into your life. I have worked hard to keep the negativity out and now found that in every situation I find the positive lining instead of dwelling in the bad.

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    1. It tends to make you feel better and honestly people prefer to be around you more

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  5. Awesome tips for having happier and more positive days while still making a difference!:) I think if you wake up and start going out of your way to be positive, it will reflect in your day to day and influence many others!:) I used to volunteer at soup kitchens when I was in college and I loved being able to help! Just having a conversation with some of the people who were there was so much fun and I got to meet so many fantastic people!:) Thanks for sharing this!

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    1. Thank you for sharing your story and help make a difference in this world!

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  6. So true! Thank you for reminding of those things!
    I also remember someone's quote that inspired me a lot: "If you want to have something you never had before, start doing things youэму never done before"

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    1. I love that! I might have to borrow that sometime!!

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  7. I LOVE this, and so needed this reminder! I think unplugging and waking up happy are my favorits, also doing something for someone else helps a lot!

    Great post, thanks for sharing!!

    Valerie
    Fashion And Travel

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  8. LOVE all of these, but especially getting involved, and quitting the negativity! My boyfriend of 3 yrs. joined the volunteer fire department and it literally turned his life around. Getting involved is such an important way to stay connected to the community and create value to your life.

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    1. I am very grateful for what your boyfriend is doing! I know many people who are volunteer firemen and I know what they go through and what they see. It still amazes me, and i am so truly thankful for them for serving!!

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  9. This is a great list. I've been volunteer consistently for the last year and it makes such a huge difference in my life. Thanks for sharing!

    www.emmabyers.com

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    1. Thank you for making a difference!!!

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  10. Great ideas on being different. I am tweeting and sharing. ;)

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  11. Number three and number ten: Absolutely agree with you. Thank you for this reminder and positive tips!

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  12. The only thing I cant seem to do is the journal lol. I pick them up all the time and have notebooks here and there but I can never keep up with them. Volunteering is something just about anyone can do. We love dropping off meals to neighbors and senior centers....the kids love to make goodies for them.

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    1. I love to hear that you are making a difference as a family and getting your children involved early on in life. That is one thing I am so grateful for my mother doing for me as a child!

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  13. I love this post!! I am currently going through a moment in my life where I am not happy but this post opened up my mind so much. Thank you, thank you, thank you!

    Sheila
    Ohshayshay.com

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    1. If you apply some of these tips I hope that you see a difference in your life! You will be in my prayers!! keep me updated on how you're doing! Id love to hear!!

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