Different To Make A Difference

I should know better.


Yesterday was the weekly trip into town for groceries and running errands. Thirty minutes both ways of pure pondering time given the almost empty highway.

Not five minutes out when “Today’s Trip Topic” is dropped into mind. A bit surprising, but there it is:

Making a difference instead of making a living.




Dots quickly fall into place and I’m left awed. How did I miss seeing being connected right now with four people finding their way through making a difference instead of just making a living.

Because they have to.  Despite what they go through at times.

Their path isn’t always easy, but offers least resistance in the end. Facing forward.


They’re all taking their work beyond making money into shaking some roots, rocking the boat of what’s always been.

Three are changing some long established facet in their given industries.

They stand up front feeling alone.


They’re having to be different in order to make a difference.

Scary, uncomfortable, deflating, vulnerable, tiring and frustrating for starters, all wrapped into one.


Yet they keep on.

Inspiring, courageous, committed, steadfast, visioning, compassionate and caring for starters, all wrapped up into so much more.


A black & white image of strawberries where a single red one stands out from the rest



These four change making catalysts are women.


I’m so honoured to know these women (Lori, Sandra, Marion and Laurie) and walk alongside a mile or two down their path.

I hope I do justice reflecting back their true selves, for them to see just how amazing they really are.

I hope they can see their light shining brightly through.


There’s no coincidence “Today’s Trip Topic” appeared on the eve of International Women’s Day.

Because really, we’re out there making a difference ever day, in so many ways.


We need to see each other beyond appearances and shine the light brighter when another feels dim.

We are all in this together so no one truly stands alone.


I should know better than to question anymore being given something and when.


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Lorraine Watson - on rustic porch

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Crazy for cats and potatoes, Lorraine's insatiable curiosity of Life leads her to question, explore and push beyond the box. A self-professed "left-brained creative big picture" type, she has an intuitive knack for seeing beyond and beneath first appearances while at the same time nerding out on the details. Most of all she sees and holds others in their highest until they can see it for themselves.


  1. Jordan Mikena on March 8, 2013 at 9:43 pm

    These women most likely feel exactly the same about knowing you. What a nice post.

  2. Follow Your Light on March 9, 2013 at 9:38 am

    Thanks Jordan.

  3. Tracy on March 15, 2013 at 9:17 am

    Agreed Jordan McKenna.

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