I’ve always had grandiose ideas of changing the world with one stroke of the pen, or nowadays, one click of the keyboard.
That worldwide change remains elusive despite a fair amount keyboard clicking.
But I am starting to realize something.
Change happens small at first.
That ripple in the pond thing.
That has frustrated me as I have visions so much bigger than where I currently am.
But I see the ripples every now and then.
They just don’t involve scheduled appearances on the Today Show or The View.
They come from a thank you from someone who tells me they read something that helped them cope.
Or gave them an idea for how to help a friend in pain, struggling with infertility or some other personal trial.
In those moments, there is a great sense of satisfaction.
In that moment, you’ve changed the world.
Or at least the world around the person you’ve touched.
I know my world has been changed by the people I’ve met through this blog, through the support group and through all these years as an advocate for infertility awareness.
So to answer the question in the title of this post, yes, one person can make a difference.
One person can change the world.
Change the world of the people you touch, the people who respond, and together, form small universes that begin to take on a new light of their own.
If they shine bright enough, the ripple keeps the change going.