Impact for the Better

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Today is Martin Luther King Jr. Day. As such, I am playing “banker” and taking the day off :).

Sometimes I think of people like Martin Luther King Jr. and wonder if they had any inkling of the impact they were making in history. Did they realize how iconic they would become? Would they realize a national holiday would be named after them? Did they have any idea that they would become a symbol of something amazing?

I would bet you that most did not, at least not initially.

With that in mind, continue to fight your battles and trudging along to make your own difference, even if that is “only” in the lives of your family members. You never know what kind of iconic difference you are making, and neither do most of the people around you. We all impact the lives of others, for better or worse. Make your impact better. 


Valerie, also known as The Babywise Mom, is the mother to four children. She has been blogging on Babywise and general parenting since 2007. She has a degree in technical writing and loves using those skills to help parents be the best parents they can be! Read her book, The Babywise Mom Nap Guide, to get help on sleep from birth through the preschool years. You can also find her writing at, Today Parenting, and Her View From Home. Read more about Valerie and her family on the About page. Follow her on FacebookPinterest, and Instagram for more tips and helps.

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