Make the World a Better Place

“I have been thinking a lot about fate lately. It seems to me that we have such a burden of responsibility to make the world a better place.”  – Capt. Nichola Goddard, the first female Canadian soldier killed in combat since WWII, writing to her parents two weeks before she died in Afghanistan, May 2006.

We can’t be perfect, we can’t do it all, but each of us has the power to do something to make the world a bit better. To help someone feel better with just a smile, simple and cost effective. If you feel overwhelmed and stop functioning realize that you can pick one small thread and pull on it and change everything, including your own outlook.

That’s what I’d write to Nichola Goddard, if I were sending her an encouraging note. If it were still possible to send her a letter. What would you say to her and the other soldiers who have died trying to make the world a better place?

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