This story “It Is Never Too Late To Make A Difference” by author Kavi Saphala originally shared on HummingbirdShaman.com
It Is Never Too Late To Make A Difference
Late one night, or early one morning, I glanced at my unfinished posts. In all, my unfinished post count right now is 56. Together these two numbers add up to 11, a prime number. It’s said that prime numbers are powerful. Perhaps my little mental dance of the numbers has some meaning, or purpose.
Then I came across this unfinished post. Yes, I have to say it is a disservice for you and I to diminish the value of what we offer in this world. That was the symbolic point of my numbers dance, the post count and prime number. Don’t diminish what you have to offer, nor its value.
It is a disservice for you and I to diminish our value. It doesn’t matter your size, just look at the powerful impression of the hummingbird. It does not matter if you are a child, or in your wisdom years. Or in the in-between times when you can easily get lost in work and responsibilities. Your ability to make a difference is not based upon a measurement of time, it is what you offer here and now.
I’d like to share with you a quote:
It is never too late, no matter how old you get because anytime or any point in your life you can always have a chance to make a difference. You can always make a change for the better no matter what background you derived from. You can always do your best and be all that you can be because you will always be uniquely you. It is why it is always wise to listen to your eternal heart, your eternal instincts, and what it had always strove for and/or to do because really anybody can make a difference not only in their own lives but in the lives of others. It is never too late to shine; never.
A funny thing about perceptions, author George Eliot was actually Mary Ann Evans. In the days of Mary Ann Evens I suppose credibility was more certain if this writer was perceived to be male. Perceived – something that appears to be, but is not what we assumed or expected.
Now, returning to topic.
It is never too late to make a difference.
It can be so easy to get caught in a pattern of thought, to invest yourself in a storyline that doesn’t really speak out about who you are, what you believe. One of the beautiful things about the time we live in, now, is that there are so many options for finding insights and resetting your thoughts.
How do you make a difference? Many have chosen to speak out “with passion”. This approach is outward, emotional, and cries out for a voice to be heard. At times this approach to making a difference is confrontational.
There is another way that you can make a difference. That is by truly living your own life, and being who you are. By doing so you are speaking out with passion, but in an inward way. The light still shines, but it is not a spotlight, it is a wonderful reflective light. Reminds me of how people will say to another, “You look so wonderful, you’re glowing”.
Make an impression, just with your presence
I’m reminded of one afternoon, giving mini sessions in a park. At one point I looked at a woman and said, “Imagine what it would be like to just be who you are, walking down the street, and yet making an impression on everyone you meet just with your presence. You have that gift, a work-in-progress, but you are clearly showing me, right now, that this is something possible and wonderful.”
It’s true, it is never too late to make a difference. What about this call to action: Step into your gentle, accepting and loving space, and set an intent to show yourself more of the simple ways you make a difference. Leave comment below, so others can share in the awakening.
One of my favorite quotes from Mary Ann Evans, aka George Shaw, an 1800’s british author:
“Blessed is the influence of one true, loving human soul on another.”