Do you know how important you are?
Sometimes it’s easy to believe that the world is so large and we are just so insignificant. No one is insignificant. You can make a difference today.
What One Person can do
It can be easy to look at ourselves as unneeded and forget how often a single person throughout history has provided life-saving or altering inventions and cures or just meant the world to someone. Here are some people that might encourage you today:
Edward Jenner pioneered the first smallpox vaccinations, helping to eradicate Smallpox.
Louis Pasteur: saved a little boy’s life with the first rabies vaccination.
Johannes Gutenberg: Gutenberg Printing Press with the first mechanical moving type in Europe.
John Hetrick: We can all thank him for creating those wonderful safety collision devices called airbags.
Thomas Edison: Invented phonograph, the light bulb, motion picture, electrographic vote recorder…. to name a few
Henry Ford: The Quadricycle along with 160 other patents.
While these might be some mighty fine people, but what about the individuals that just listened and saved someone that was suicidal, or talked to someone and convinced them not to give up on their goals. Most times these individuals don’t make it into history books. People like my dad who answered the phone at 4 am when I was in Germany.
Such little actions can mean the world, but don’t be discouraged because most of these inventors started life as unseemingly unneeded. You are important. Don’t let anyone tell you differently, and today could be the day that you are the world for someone.
How will you be the World to someone today?