I just finished watching CBS Sunday Morning - I love that show. It usually features heart warming stories about life and the people who make it good. Today, they talked to Blake Mycoskie, entrepreneur and "Shoe Giver" who started Toms Shoes. He now donates a pair of shoes to people in Southern Ethiopia for every pair sold. However, these shoes aren't just for comfort, they are desperately needed by the people of this region where so many suffer from a debilitating disease called Podoconiosis which they get from constantly being in contact with the silica rich soil where they live.
I think we all have a little bit of Blake in us. Or at least I'd like to think so. But so much of the time, I think things are never "good enough", we want more of what we are so fortunate to have and choose not to think about those who have nothing because that makes life much too hard and unpleasant. Instead, we wish, we want, we expect.
So, to Blake and those who are like him, including that little piece of all of us, remember that we CAN make a difference. We can choose to take a few minutes of every day and change at least one moment of some one's life for the better.