I’ve been thinking a bit lately about how my actions affect the world around me. It’s a simple part of reality that we each change the world a few times over every day. In the way we care for someone or hurt them, by driving or walking, by eating this or that. Even if we do nothing, we change things. It doesn’t take much, be it the decision to change a career that sparks off tons of discussion on blogs everywhere or the small thing of granting a nickname and leaving a mark.

That’s a pretty scary place to be. But there’s also a certain amount of freedom and even joy there. There’s something cool about waking up in the morning and asking yourself, “How are you going to change the world today?” It’s going to happen, for better or for worse. So you might as well take the reins and make a change for the better.