For our weekly Kindness Matters Monday posts, sometimes I like to share inspiring videos. Sometimes I like to share stories of ordinary people doing amazing things. Sometimes I like to share examples of ways that small acts of kindness can change the world.

Today, I’m doing all three.

Kindness Matters Monday

I’d like to tell you about my new hero.

Chris Rosati has ALS, or Lou Gehrig’s Disease. This terrifying condition is characterized by the death of neurons. The average time between a diagnoses and death is 3-4 years. And during those years, those suffering from ALS lose control of their muscles, limiting their ability to walk, eat, and eventually, breathe. I don’t know Chris; I can’t presume to understand what a diagnoses like this did for him, a husband and a father of two young girls. But I can see what he’s decided to do with his remaining time, and it leaves me breathless.

He’s decided to change the world.

I love this video.

I love the work that this man has chosen to dedicate the rest of his life to.

Because I believe in the butterfly effect. I believe that an act of kindness can truly change the world.

And I am so grateful for the reminder that no matter what our circumstances are, we can always, ALWAYS make our world a better place.

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