We can all make a difference

Willow gained new confidence when she was able to walk without pain

Willow wearing Leggings for Life. Photo from Facebook

Fear takes many forms.  One big fear many people experience is that they cannot address problems they see – they cannot make a difference.  When you are afraid to move forward by helping solve an issue you’ve identified, this affects your self-confidence and self-esteem.  But we have to remember that we all have the power to make a difference – it’s finding the right place to use the skills we’ve been given.

For example, who would ever have thought the ability to crochet would change an animal’s life to such an extent that a non-profit would be formed, helping animals in need all over the world?

Yet that’s exactly what happened with Wendy Matthews when she found a little kitten on Craigslist, born with backwards hind legs, that stole her heart and put her on a path she likely never had dreamed of.

You can read about Wendy, her cat, Willow, and her non-profit, Leggings for Life, here in this story.

What we hope you take away from this is the importance of believing in yourself.  If you are feeling “stuck,” look around – there are so many opportunities to get involved and help.  Most people are not called like Wendy to start a new organization … but that’s fine!  There are so many places we can help; we just have to open our minds and hearts, and realize we can make a difference.   Find your passion and jump in!

In the meantime, enjoy this video of Willow using her Leggings for Life!

About MyFear Zapper

MyFear Zapper is an interactive online system that helps children build self-confidence by teaching them how to face & overcome any type of fearful situation. It uses cognitive-behavioral therapy and positive imagery techniques to teach kids their minds are more powerful than their fears.
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