“If you wait until you can do everything for everybody, instead of something for somebody, you’ll end up not doing nothing for nobody.” ~ Malcom Ban. Brainstorming ways to maximize the number of lives you hope to touch or trying to think up ways to increase your range of influence isn’t as important as the actual act of giving and getting started! If you do have big plans that can make a real impact in the lives of many, by all means, pursue them! But don’t let that interfere with the small deeds anybody can do on a daily basis.

Remember, “No act of kindness, however small, is ever wasted” (Aesop) “Thousands of candles can be lighted from a single candle, and the life of the candle will not be shortened. Happiness never decreases by being shared.” (Buddha) Make what change you are able to make now, and let the ‘giving spirit’ spread like a virus, infinitely touching the lives of people you may never meet, across boundaries you may never cross, in ways you may never imagine. That is the power of giving and your ticket to changing the world.