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Change your world and change the world

“Reflect upon your blessings, of which every man has plenty, not on your past misfortunes, of which all men have some.”  Charles Dickens

You’ve come to a fork in the road.  The road to the left is the safe road.  It is the road that is familiar, that is surrounded with comfort and peace.   The road to the right is the road of courage.   It is the road to growth, it is the road to a new future with unlimited possibilities.   Which road will you take?

“Two road diverged in a wood, and I–

I took the one less traveled by,

And that has made all the difference.”  Robert Frost

Which road are you going to take?  The road that is well worn and clear, the road that has been paved and trodden by many a man.   The road that is worn and well traveled is the road that will take you nowhere.   The road that is difficult to see and traveled rarely will bring you insights and wisdom.  It will be the road where you can change the world.  

“Midway upon the road of our life I found myself within a dark wood, for the right way had been missed”  Dante (Inferno Canto I).

Which path, which road will you take?

chase the dream

“If you don’t like the world the way it is, you change it.  You have an obligation to change it.  You just do it on step at a time.”   Marian Wright Edelman

If you don’t like the way you are change it.   You have an obligation to improve yourself.  Do it daily.

A powerful story has been written about a woman who has done just that, changed the world, in part from a deep seated dream to do something good for the world and in part from a determination that would not rest.   Jacqueline Novogratz has written that story, a story that started with a “Blue Sweater”.    

Determination and hope forged in the hearts of women in Rwanda are changing their future. 

With determination and hope what could be different in your life?   What obstacles do you have to overcome to touch that dream that has been so closely guarded?