“I think people should express themselves, not someone else. I hear mothers say that they have to buy their teenagers the latest jacket or sneakers or Izon this and that so they can express themselves. I want to say, “How can you express yourself by wearing what everyone else is wearing, and by wearing a label that expresses the designer or the company that produced it?” It isn’t what you can afford that matters, it’s what’s inside that counts. Be you; express yourself, not someone else.” -Barbara Adams
The wonderful quote above is from one of the most inspirational books in my book collection, One Can Make a Difference (Amazon Link)
When Ingrid E. Newkirk almost single-handedly set into motion the largest animal-rights organization in the world, she knew that one person can make a difference. In her new book, Newkirk has collected the wisdom, stories, and insight of more than 50 activists and world-changers who have proven that one person can create a movement. Through fascinating stories and advice, this book offers a roadmap for those of us seeking to better the world, and also provides a boost of inspiration for seasoned activists and other quiet agents of change.
This beautiful and inspiring book really isn’t so much about improving the world around you as it is about improving yourself, your mindset, and your goals.. and, that, in turn will have nothing but positive effects on the world in which you live.
This truly is one of the most inspiring and motivating books I’ve ever read.
Read more about One Can Make a Difference on Amazon Link.