Do you ever compare yourself to someone else who’s doing similar work to you? Do you feel discouraged if they seem to be more successful than you? Perhaps you feel like giving up. Why bother? Well, don’t give up. You have a unique voice. So do I. So does everyone. No one can do things in the exact same way as us. We all have an important job to do. And we have to get out there, do it, and make a difference.
The same is true for our children. I’m always saying to my family, “Go out there and make a difference!” It doesn’t matter if they are cantoring the psalm on Sundays, performing on a stage, teaching a classroom of children, listening to someone, or even washing the dishes, I say those words. I remind them that we can do everything in such a way that our efforts make a difference to the people around us and to the world we live in.
Maybe, it’s important to keep reminding our kids that they have an important role to play, especially if they’re tempted to compare themselves to others who stand in the spotlight because of their visibly amazing achievements.
I talk about going out there and making a difference in this week’s podcast. In episode 78, I also answer the following questions:
- Where have I been for the past few weeks? What have I been doing? Where am I going?
- Will kids learn something if they have a need?
- What new Evernote feature am I excited about?
And lots more!
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If you enjoyed this podcast, you might also like episode 55: How All Kids Are Amazing
So what are you working on? Where are you making a difference?
In this episode, I spoke about Imogen’s music video, Loch Lomond, and how she recorded it with my husband Andy. Here’s the published video!