Happy New Queer!

Thu. December 27, 2007 12:00 AM
by Bill Pritchard

As 2008 opens many of you have committed to change a few areas in your life. Perhaps I can challenge you to an "advanced calling"… Making A Difference !! This is a choice you make to impact the world around you!

First off, may I suggest that you pre-choose to make a daily difference ! If you have set it in your mind to be perceptive to those make a difference moments you will find your ability to sense them when they present themselves. There are many opportunities that can fill your day; pre-choosing to make a difference as they happen will bring greater impact to others!

Secondly, you can have an effect in your neighborhood through your example . I think that we have come a long way in the LGBT community however there are still quite a lot of people who are ignorant about our groups of people. By getting involved in your community you can make a great difference. Take a moment to browse through the directory (to the left) and help the organization of your choice.

Finally, making a difference in the lives of others starts in taking care of you . Perhaps this is the year that you can take better care of your health, finish your education or treat yourself to some well deserved recreation time. Take a look at that word, it means to re-create. Whether it's reading a good book, going to the spa, taking a class, or making a nice meal, finding daily time to give back to yourself will refresh your life's ability to give to others.

Making a difference starts with little moments. Those are moments of care, happiness, peace, patience, self-control, gentleness and kindness. These are moments more of being than doing.

Cheers to Making A Difference this year!!