World Changers

Posted by on July 25, 2012 in Belief systems, Ken's Blogs

World Changers

Do you wake up and think you can make a difference in the world? Or do you think you’re too small to make a difference?

This is the question I posed on my blog two weeks ago, along with a challenge for readers to determine how they would use $100 to change the world. If you missed the original post and comments, check it out here.

I was very inspired by the responses I received and as anticipated, the task of selecting a winner was quite difficult. Thank you to Beth who provided an additional $100 donation, thus allowing the opportunity to select two winners.

In choosing the winner, I found myself focusing on the idea that this was a pay-it-forward exercise for me. As I read the posts over and over, I kept coming back to two stories that stood out. In the end, Rose’s idea of sharing $1 with 100 people that had done a good deed really struck a chord as I loved her idea of being able to directly influence 100 people, encouraging each of them to make a difference. Thank you Rose for sharing your idea and congratulations, here is your opportunity to implement it. If you feel so inclined, it would be great to hear from you afterward letting us know how the exercise worked out for you and for the receivers.

For the other winner, I really liked Maryann’s idea of using this exercise with her kids as I share her belief that a lot of today’s world changers are in our schools right now. Congratulations Maryann, here is your opportunity to put your idea into action. We would also love to hear from you afterwards if you’re willing to share your story.

To everyone else that contributed ideas, including those that shared their ideas with me personally, thank you so much for sharing. They were inspiring as well. I would encourage each of you to consider following through on your suggestions, if your circumstances permit you to do so.

In closing, this was a very interesting exercise for me personally. This helped me realize that none of us are too small to make a difference. To each of you that participated in this challenge as well as Lissa Rankin’s original challenge, please take the time to realize that by simply participating, you have made a difference. Bless you!

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Namaste, Ken

Written by Ken

Ken Jaques describes himself as a Health Care Evolutionary, Community Builder, and Speaker. True healing begins when we treat root causes instead of just masking symptoms. Diagnosed with rheumatoid arthritis (RA) in 2008, Ken has experienced many facets of the health care system. As “the only patient who ever lost their hair on this low of a dosage of chemotherapy” – as spoken by his rheumatologist – Ken has been on an amazing journal of self-discovery, a journey of true healing. In his blog, Ken shares stories of how his beliefs have changed over the past few years, and how they are still changing. Is it possible that our bodies can heal themselves? Do we really have to live without hope after we receive a chronic illness diagnosis? These are the types of questions that Ken encourages people to ask themselves as they embark on their own physical or emotional healing journey.

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