As the son of a serial killer I have pondered just how many lives my father touched in a negative way, the impact he must have had on so many families. The grief he created for fathers, mothers, brothers, sisters, and friends of those whose lives he ended. Many would say that he impacted the lives of others in a very negative way.
Here is a statement for you to ponder. You touch and impact as many lives as my father, the serial killer. Do you create grief for others? (Not the same type of grief my father left behind, dealing with the loss of loved ones.) Are you having a positive impact on others? Do you leave them in a better mood, a little more hopeful, and excited about life? One way or another, you are having an impact.
Check the news headlines for this past week. I believe there were no less than five individuals in the news for being put to death for taking the lives of one or more individuals. It is easy to sit back and talk about the horrible things they did and the lives they impacted. But are you having any better of an impact?
Have you helped the needy? Not the one on the street corner but your neighbor sitting next to you or the one in the house across the street. Have you smiled at the broken hearted to let them know it will get better? Change the impact you are having. You are having an impact, even if you aren't a serial killer.