Published on Huffington Post

Our lives are made up of moments. Whether we know it or not, every moment, every experience affects our lives in who we are and who we will become. There is a moment for everyone when your whole life is changed or something so dramatic happens that it changes your life path. Whether you have had your big life altering moment or not isn’t the point, the point is what you are doing today and how you are living your life now in the present. 

You have the ability to change the world. Okay that last sentence seems drastic and you may be thinking how am I supposed to change the world, I am only one person. The answer to that question is yes you can change the world despite your age, race or gender. Every single person on this planet has the power to leave a lasting impact on the world, it is just your choice to do so. 

The moments of your life make up who you are. You can take those moments and let them pass or take the moments, good and bad and make the most of them. Turn all your experiences and make the most out of them, taking what you have learned to help others! If you are able to impact one person you have been successful in your mission of changing the world because you have possibly changed someone’s life! 

I would like to think that everyone in this world has the mission to help positively impact others and help them. The ways you can impact and help others are endless! If you need inspiration on how to help others look to yourself and see what affects you. Maybe you are very passionate about animal rights, maybe you have a veteran in your family or you just like to help others. 

To discover ways that you can influence the world start with your community. Look for projects and organizations within your local area. Being an active member of your community is helping to change the world because you are helping to change the world you live in!! 

Every single day is a gift and one to be seized. Carpe diem! This spring and summer I challenge you to see how you can impact the world and get involved with your community. Every single day you are given is an opportunity to achieve greatness. Don’t be afraid to make an impact and leave a positive impact on the world!!!