I stumbled on this story, A True Story About A Chair, through a blog that I commented on the other day. If you get a chance - check it out. You will be very surprised by the difference that one person can make.
This story is the essence of The Eighth Habit by Steven Covey. For those of you that haven't read the book, I highly recommend it. It is the perfect sequel of his ground breaking Seven Habits of Highly Effective People. And for those that haven't read it, the 8th habit is "find your voice and help others to find theirs".
That may sound simple, but very few people ever truly find their voice. They go through life with something profound to offer the world but are neither willing nor able to do anything about it. The woman in this story found her voice and made a difference - not just in her own life, but in the lives of those around her.
Learn from it.
Get The Eighth Habit and read it.
And find YOUR voice.