We’ve recently gotten e-mails from people both in and out of the United States that shared some stories. They’re short & sweet, so we’ve compiled a few here for your reading enjoyment. As always, if you’ve got something DIFFtastic to say, put it in writing and e-mail it to Info@WhatsTheDiff.com.
In random order:
"Music is What Counts" by Bonni Tuttle
My husband is a repair tech of musical instruments. One of the educational reps had brought in a Baritone sax that had been mishandled by a student. The teacher was in disrepair to get the instrument repaired for there was an audition that was being held for a musical school in New York and one of the students at the high school needed the bari sax for the audition. The part that was broken (one of the pins) had to be ordered and wouldn’t be in for 2 weeks. The teacher needed the instrument repaired by that Saturday. My husband made a pin to fix the key that was broken and no one could tell the difference. My husband hand delivered the instrument to the High School and did not charge for the repair. The student promised to take better care of the bari sax in the future.
"Why Do You Do What You Do?" by Cindy Smith
For me I always try and make a difference in someones life on a daily basis. One example is my son goes to preschool so when they have themed parties. I will go out of my way to look for plastic glasses in that theme i.e, Halloween/Xmas/Valentines day. I have taught my son about recycling and being good to the environment. I have had parents ask me why i do that and suggested paper cups. I tell them why i do it.
I think more people need to try and make a difference in the world to the human world. It takes a second to help someone. I will always help a mother with her stroller, etc. If a mother at the preschool can’t leave the car to get her son to or from the school, I will help. Its not a problem but most people would just ignore the mother.
That is how i feel i make a DIFF.
"Untitled" by Mrs. R. MacPhaden
My husband and I are cleaners. We used to live in a flat across from the townhomes we clean. No one really seemed to appreciate the cleaning we did for them. Then one lucky day, the manager came by and asked us if we would like to rent one of the townhomes and be right on-site to clean, which
would be better for the residences and us. We took up the offer. And I am telling you this, people are always telling us what a good job we do around here and at Christmas time, you should see the gifts we get…unbelievable.