Make a Difference Day, considered the largest national day of community service, is celebrated every year on the fourth Saturday of October.
This day, every year, millions of volunteers across the nation unite to create a change and improve the lives of others. Make A Difference Day is currently in its 24th year, and it is a USA TODAY initiative backed by the Gannett Company and TEGNA Inc. in collaboration with Points of Light.
Here are top five quotes and sayings on the importance of dedicating your time for the benefit of others.
The purpose of life is not to be happy. It is to be useful, to be honorable, to be compassionate, to have it make some difference that you have lived and lived well.
â€• Ralph Waldo Emerson
It's the action, not the fruit of the action, that's important. You have to do the right thing. It may not be in your power, may not be in your time, that there'll be any fruit. But that doesn't mean you stop doing the right thing. You may never know what results come from your action. But if you do nothing, there will be no result.
â€• Mahatma Gandhi
No work is insignificant. All labor that uplifts humanity has dignity and importance and should be undertaken with painstaking excellence.
â€• Martin Luther King Jr.
I have one life and one chance to make it count for something... My faith demands that I do whatever I can, wherever I am, whenever I can, for as long as I can with whatever I have to try to make a difference.
â€• Jimmy Carter
Whatever change you desire for the world, create that change in your own life. You are here for a purpose. Seek it out. Hunt it down. The greatest misery is to be purposeless. The great depression of our age is not economic, but spiritual. Our spiritual poverty is rooted in our purposelessness.
â€• Matthew Kelly