Day 1986: Make a Difference

Yesterday, while I was at a group psychotherapy conference, I saw a sign.

I try to make a difference with this blog. Starting next month, I’ll try to make a difference by becoming President of my local group psychotherapy organization.

Do any of these other photos make a difference for you?

If you’re a writer and an activist, you definitely need stress management tips. I shall do my best to ask others for help, eat healthy, exercise, get enough sleep, get organized, practice relaxation techniques, and take breaks often, because those all make a difference.

Anthony Bourdain made a difference to many people.

As one of the messages in that video says, “Small acts of kindness can make all the difference. If you are struggling, call 1-800-273-8255.”

Your comments make a difference for me.

Thank you for letting me make a difference here, every day.

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19 thoughts on “Day 1986: Make a Difference

  1. So many struggle yet we can’t see inside them. Good that you posted the phone number. It should be everywhere. Easy to find.
    I hoped for my entire teaching life that my being kind and caring made a difference. One time my son said “mom, you might be the best thing in their lives.”

  2. Ann, Thank you for making a difference every day and alleviating pain in the world. 💕🙏💕

  3. What Val said, echoes what I came here to say. Thank you. ❤

  4. We can all make a difference. It’s the little things that touch people: shoveling snow, offering a plate of cookies, buying a cup of coffee, smiling to a stranger, giving someone a compliment, saying thank you.

  5. From the day I started reading your blog I appreciated the difference you were making, but at first I didn’t like Anthony Bourdain. Then I heard a Fresh Air interview with him and I don’t remember his exact words but he made a point that we should try to understand peoples’ circumstances rather than judging. That made a big difference in how much I came to admire Bourdain, and I try to keep that lesson in
    mind.

    • From the day I started reading your admirable blog, Chris, I appreciated the big difference you were making. Thanks for making a difference with every comment, too. ❤

  6. I appreciated Anthony’s way, Ann. RIP.

  7. I hope I make not just a difference but a good difference to the lives of people I connect with

  8. I’m very sure you make a difference, Ann, and I hope the Presidency of the psychotherapy organization will offer you really timely opportunities to continue to share your very special “brand” of encouragement! I have felt a heaviness of heart since hearing about Anthony Bourdain’s death, and I am sure you are seeing more and more people exhibit great stress in times that just don’t seem to offer much in optimism. I do believe you make a difference, and thank you for the reminder that we all have the capacity, and maybe even the responsibility, to do the same wherever we find ourselves.

  9. Neither of us would have entered our chosen professions had we not thought that we could make a difference

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