I’ve recently met the most amazing people who are making huge differences in peoples lives. These people are inspiring and have made me realise that there is still good in the world. There are still people who are willing to take risks for others.

When chatting to them, one realises that it often does not take a lot of money to help others, most times, it’s just the will to do it. The general comment from them is that the easiest way to make a difference is to identify an issue that either makes you irritated or that you are passionate about. If you are mad about the litter in your community, instead of moaning about it, do something – take a garbage bag and start picking up the litter.

Generally it takes one person to start something and when others see you do it, you’ll be surprised to note that they start joining you. It may not be at once, but eventually they will see how much you get out of doing what you do.

One thing I’ve learnt from these amazing people is that they really do get more out of giving than the receiver gets. Some of these people have everything, but they’ve said that nothing compares to the feeling they get when they help someone.

I do my bit here and there, but I think that it’s time for me to think about doing more. Getting my kids involved. I think that it’s time for me to look at the issues around me and start working on them. Who is with me? If every one of us did something positive in our communities, can you imagine what an amazing world we’d live in.

Here’s hoping that more people follow suit.