“One is not born in the world to do everything but to do something.”
~ Henry David Thoreau
This is the story of Maggie Doyne—a young teenager ready to pursue a college education after graduating from high school. Maggie felt as though she needed to learn more about herself, so in lieu of college, she decided to take a year off and travel the world.
Throughout her travels, Maggie found herself in Nepal. She saw children that had been orphaned and in poverty, unable to attend school and forced to work laborious jobs to be able to eat. She wanted to do something, but felt that one person could not do enough.
That’s when a thought occurred to her: “What if I can just help one?”
With that as a motive, she paid for one child to get a uniform and enroll in school. This soon led to a few more children, which led to her using her life savings to purchase a plot of land for a school that now has more than 300 students enrolled.
Sometimes we feel like one person is not enough to change the world; in reality, it only takes one person. You have the capacity to influence someone’s life.
What will you do?
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Ed: Sara Crolick
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