Congratulations, you did it! You have crossed the finish line for the 31 days of difference, but that doesn’t mean that it will end the revolution that you have discovered within you—it’s just the starting line to another journey that you’re about to take and see around you.
You see, everyday was a day to stretch you, to push you a little bit more out of your comfort zone, to encourage you to make a difference outside of you, which slowly created a change within you. There are some things you may have realized you LOVE to do, like helping out others or even discovering the beauty behind a stranger’s story; on the other hand, there are some things you may never want to do again, like talking to someone you don’t know may be a little too much, or writing letters is just not your “thing,” but at least now you know for sure a little bit more of who you are and aren’t.
Not only that, you know a little bit more about how stepping outside of your borders makes this beautiful difference in somebody else’s life, and how it gives every day a value that nothing can take away. Maybe by focusing on being more and stepping out, you were able to see God step in more than you ever have before.
Maybe you discovered something new about you, or found a part of you that you lost a long time ago, or even remembered how time is so valuable; but altogether, I hope from the bottom of my heart, that you will see that you were the difference all along. A movement doesn’t start around you, but within you—sometimes, it just takes stepping beyond your comfortable boundaries to discover a life without borders.
So, go make a goal for the future! After a month of discovering yourself and serving other people, make a resolution to continually make a difference daily. Just like change in your pocket, if we save up the small nickels and dimes, we will build up value to invest in a treasure. It’s the same with the small changes you have made this month. Each small change added up to make a huge difference to a new year, and the best part is that it didn’t just change your journey, but it impacted many others' as well. A small change will make a great difference, so keep discovering, and keep moving in securely.
Kaytee Mitchell, 31 Days of Difference Visionary