Think of one person whose life you made a difference to in 2012.
What did you gain from this?
How will you continue to make a difference in 2013?
It's definitely always easier to see when other people make a difference in your life, than it is to take a look at yourself and see if you have made a difference in anyone else's life. It's hard and well hard for me anyway.
In my work as a support worker / carer I like to think that I have made a difference. Anyone who reads my blog will know that until a few months ago I was working in that role and have only recently changed to working in the office of the same company.
It has always been my uppermost goal in my job as a carer to give the people that I care for the very best of care. In doing that I hope that I have always given them dignity and quality of life. I hope that I have always cared for them in the way that I would want someone to care for me. More than anything I hope that I have allowed them to feel that despite their challenges that they are worthwhile and hold an important place in society.
What did I gain from this ..... well that is easy - I have learnt that no matter what challenges you have in life you can have quality of life and that you are worthwhile. I have gained a perspective in life based on reality, the reality of what others in the world have to face.
I hope that I can continue to make a difference in the world of others.