One of my favorite quotes is "You may only be one person in the world but you can be the world to one person." I often say I hope to have some part in making a difference for at least one person, but you know I think the person affected most is...me.
Through my job, my family, all my big mouthed attempts at teaching people about human rights violations, the person most impacted is myself. Each time I meet someone new, whether it's a consultation at work or someone in my personal life, I walk away with so much from that contact than I ever give to the other person. I guess in that respect what I once thought was an honest pursuit of "saving the world" has always really been about me. I don't do it to be selfish, I rarely think about what I have to gain from the things I do (although I do beam when someone shares their appreciation- it does feel good!) I don't brag about it (except in those cases when someone has called me helpful, then I want everyone to know), I do love it though!
So many people have impacted my life, every day I walk away having learned something or having a richer life because of every experience. I do think I am lucky because I recognize these changes in my life, I am open to them, so many aren't and my heart breaks for them. What a fortunate person I am! I take away so much every day just from living! Maybe it's selfish, I don't know (really I do call myself FAB so there has to be something going on with my ego right?), but I don't want to ever stop.
So, I guess I 'm writing today to thank all of "one person" (s), who have made a world of difference in my life, and I'm writing in anticipation of the "one person" who will come along tomorrow, and the next day, and the day after that and...you get my drift. Maybe one day I will make a difference, but in the interim I think I'll keep doing what I'm doing because it sure works well for me!