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Anh Le @ Fab 'n Fun June 20, 2012 at 6:40 pm

Hey, this post is a great idea to inspire people who are passionate about doing good for community! People nowadays are so busy with problems in their private lives that they forgot how lucky they are and how powerful they can be to impact on others. Nice post! :)


Marthe June 21, 2012 at 3:21 am

Thank you! I agree, it is so easy to forget and to drown in our own problems. However, at least I have found that the more I help others, the less problems of my I own I seem to have..



Kate June 22, 2012 at 5:56 am

This is so inspiring!! Im excited to write a list of my own. Your doing a beautiful thing here Marthe. I love how open you are about mental illness and your story, good luck with your book.


Marthe June 22, 2012 at 7:27 am

It is, isn’t it? I’d love it if you would share your list, either here, on your own site or send me an e-mail?

Thank you so much for your support, only good things have come out of opening up!

Sending love,



Bettina June 24, 2012 at 9:58 pm

Hi Marthe,

this is so timely for me, as I’m working on my mission statement / manifesto right now, and your first question is helping me figure out what to include.

Thank you for another awesome, helpful post!



Rhiannon June 27, 2012 at 3:01 pm

Wow what a beautiful, poignant post. I will definitely take this to heart!


Laura April 1, 2013 at 6:54 am

My names laura, im 17 years old & I will be the change! will be the voice for people in devoting countries!!!!


Marthe April 1, 2013 at 10:37 am

Laura, I am so proud of you! You will do amazing things for this world! Keep it up!


deepak August 10, 2013 at 4:03 pm

well I appreciate the text, it is inspiring. I just want to add that change has two aspect- one, it can’t be enforced on others, it is realized through acceptance and second, it is realized through your actions not merely the words. So in order that you desire something to change, first see that change in yourself, see what changes u need to make in yourself to realize that change, then only u can become the harbinger of change. Then only, through change you can make this world a better place to live in.
It is quite natural that we always feel comfortable giving advises to others, judging others, but are we comfortable enough to judge ourselves, to accept the same advice we give to others. That’s the essence of this statement, first introspect, fight with your own shortcomings, be the initiator of a desirable change, then expect others to agree to you.


Declan August 7, 2014 at 3:25 am

In the past two months I’ve come to realise that for a good few years now I’ve been quite a selfish person. This post has given me good advice on how to start putting other peoples’ needs before my own wants, thank you!


Aishwarya January 17, 2016 at 6:30 pm

Loved the article . A correction needed it is Gandhi not Ghandi ;-)


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