Have I Made a Difference?

Over the years, I have often wondered "Have I made a difference?"  I have listened to our pastor preach sermons about members of the church, people he married, the hands he held, and the people he buried.  As I have listened, I have thought to myself, "Now there is a man who has made a real difference in people's lives."

I have just finished coaching another year of baseball at my local church and hope that I somehow made a difference in a child's life.  In my practice, I know I have tried to make a difference in the lives of those seriously injured.  I know that trying to make a difference in people's lives requires working together with the right people ("the good guys") who are committed to making that difference, regardless of the outcome.  Working together with a common cause, the pursuit of justice, is one of the things that makes my work so worthwhile.

Justice is what motivates and inspires our firm.  That is why we are here.  I simply take this moment to express my personal thanks to all of my past and present clients who have given me the opportunity to seek justice on their behalf and entrusted me with your confidence.


You have made a difference. I have asked myself this question (as a lawyer) a thousand times. Sometimes I never know. Sometimes, I meet a client from a few years ago and they tell me how something that seemed insignificant to me changed their lives. When I put together a photo album for my father's 90th birthday (which was 4 years ago now; they built those old chassis well), I was astonished at how much he had accomplished, how much he had done for us and how many people he had helped. Yet, we fail to see the good that we do from moment to moment and day to day. From reading your Blog, I am certain you have made a difference. Perhaps it was only my own experience but if you look back at the photos of what you have done at church or in your practice now and then review them ten (10) years hence, you will see that you have made a substantial difference in the lives of those with whom you have come in contact.
by Hugh Wood November 17, 2008 at 01:47 PM
by Hugh Wood November 17, 2008 at 01:47 PM
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