“Not all of us can do great things. But we can do small things with great love.”
"...let us not be ashamed or slow to do the humble work."
There are people in our lives who do amazing things. They travel the world, caring for the needy, fighting for the rights of those less fortunate.
Sometimes, I wonder, since I have not done those things, if my contribution to the world is of any worth.
But then I remind myself that I can and do make a contribution:
I can smile and be kind to the cashier at the grocery store.
I can make a dinner for the family in my neighborhood that just had a baby.
I can learn how to garden and make a space that emits beauty and peace (and be able to eat my own vegetables).
I can greet my husband after a long day of work with a sincere smile and kiss, letting him know what he means to me.
I can teach my daughter how to read and draw, to appreciate art and literature, and help her understand and feel the great worth that she has.
I can make a difference, even in this little corner of the earth that I live.