Scott Berkun has written a good article on the subject of making a difference, and here are two thought-provoking extracts from the article:
"I know now what a fool I’ve been, for it takes a better man to acknowledge goodness in others than it does to merely be good oneself. Anyone can criticize or accept praise, but initiating a positive exchange is a hallmark of a difference maker."
"Money can come and go, but my time on this planet is finite. How I spend my time, or who I spend it with means more than anything else in my universe. From at least the selfish view, giving my time is the most valuable gift I can give."
Certainly worth a read.
btw, my blog activity has been (and will be for some time) much less as I'm a bit 'tied down' with my dad at the moment.