October 22, 2005 is Make A Difference Day. I encourage you to make a special effort to plan and do something on that day that will make a difference. Last year 3 million people volunteered their time during this special day to make their community a better place. To find out more about Make A Difference Day, learn about projects already planned in your area, get ideas for new projects, and register your efforts go to http://www.makeadifferenceday.com.
One area you can make a difference, no matter where you are located, is to help those affected by a tragedy. Many people have lost their health, jobs, homes, precious belongings, pets, friends and family due to the natural disasters that have recently hit several parts of the world. There are probably other tragedies in your own community not reported internationally in the news but just as devastating to those touched by them. One of my mentors challenged me to find at least two ways I should be helping in the recent disasters and then continue to help. Use the article "What Can You Do When Disaster Strikes Somewhere Else?" at http://www.everydaygiving.com/ezine/10OCT05.html to start finding ways you can help someone suffering from a tragedy as well.