4 Easy Ways You Can Make a Difference in Another Person's Life

Everyone deserves to be happy, but those who are mistreated or left out find themselves struggling to be joyful and fulfilled. This leads to sadness, depression, anger, and violence. But if everyone took a few small steps every day to make a positive difference in the life of just one another person, to help him or her feel more appreciated, loved, and worthy, the world could be a more peaceful place and more people could be happier.

Are you looking for ways to make a difference in another person's life today? Continue reading for four easy ways you can get started.

Sign Up as a Volunteer

Spending some time doing something for someone else is a great way to feel like you are really making a difference in someone's life. If you have a few hours to spare during the weekend or even during the week, depending upon your schedule, make a list of local charities with whom you would like to work to help them reach their goals. If you are an animal lover, for example, you may wish to volunteer as a caretaker at a local shelter. Or if you would like to help the poor, perhaps a soup kitchen would be an ideal place where you can put your skills to work and help those who are less fortunate.

Ask Loved Ones to Donate in Your Honor

When it comes to birthdays, anniversaries, weddings, and other special events, another way you can make a difference in the lives of others is by asking your guests to donate to a charity instead of giving you a gift. Or perhaps in lieu of a favor at the end of the event, you can let everyone know that you used that money to help a charity that is near and dear to your heart, such as one involved in medical research or helping those in third world countries.

Share Your Skills and Talents

Start working for, or volunteering at, a local after-school program for kids. You can teach them anything from arts and crafts to sports or you can simply be the person that they need to talk to. Sometimes just listening and understanding someone in distress can be all that they need. Other times, these children need creative outlets that will keep them out of trouble and off the streets. No matter what you decide to do with them, they will appreciate your time and efforts, and you will feel great.

Donate What You Do Not Need

Items that you no longer need should not go into the trash just to end up in landfills where they pollute the environment. Instead, donate your used items that are still in decent condition, such as your clothing and shoes, or even your mobile devices and computers. You can also seek organizations that let you donate cars, bikes, motorcycles, or boats. Many times, items can be refurbished, donated as-is, or sold so the charities can use the funds to continue their good work.


  1. Glad to know we are working angels, right twinzy??

  2. these are very true, and there's so much joy in it