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October 26th – Make a Difference Day
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By Dee Siegferth
When it comes to financial and estate planning, Dee believes the entire process revolves around the person and their specific situation. She believes that it is important to develop the right investment, retirement, insurance, asset protection and ...
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Make a Difference Day falls on a Saturday this year. An article in USA Weekend Magazine demonstrated how Gayle King and 3 million others are “Making a Difference.” You may know Gayle from the CBS show, "This Morning." She also serves as editor – at – large of the Oprah Magazine.

During Oprah’s daytime show, Oprah featured many Americans doing small to big things to make a difference in America. Gayle is a busy lady, but she advised that anyone can do small things to make a difference in someone’s life. It can be as simple as saying “hello.”

As I go through my week, I am amazed and proud to see how many people “Pay it Forward’ each day by simply giving the rest of their change at the register to help others, or by letting someone with just a few groceries go ahead of them in line.

I have heard that McDonalds and other fast food chains have noticed some “Pay it Forward” gestures, such as: one person in the first car is paying for the next car, which led to this chain happening all day. This is an example of people just being nice to another person.

I think the message, “Make a Difference Day, ” certainly comes at a good time for Americans after we have endured three long weeks waiting for Congress to get along and to vote to raise the debt ceiling and budget. Thus, “making a difference,” helps us all remember that we can take part in some small way. If you didn’t have a chance to read Sunday’s article in USA Weekend, "Make a Difference Day" is one national day that is set aside to help others. On Oct. 26, more than 3 million people will help 20 million others and will be recognized for volunteering their time or their thoughtfulness to help others.

Just think, if each of us stops a minute, and takes the time to pledge to “pay it forward” by doing one nice deed for another person, and they do the same; we have paid it forward and made a difference. Like many people, I just do not have the time to actually volunteer. Many send checks to their favorite charities, but It doesn’t matter how each chooses to “make a difference; ” let’s all “ make someone's day better.”

I am interested in how you, your organization, your family, your work contacts , or your kids “make a difference.” You can go to the website: www.makeadifferenceday.com to learn more about the volunteer projects, or get ideas on how to organize a volunteer project of your own.

Make a difference this weekend and always,

Dee

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