I found the sweetest quote of Mother Teresa’s recently, “We can’t do big things, only small things, with an immense amount of love”. I think that is so true in life. I’ve never invented a drug to cure a disease, have not assisted with world peace, I haven’t saved a nation of people, I thought of going to Haiti to help out after the earthquake but I never got there, and I have often said that the work I’ve done with the homeless is like emptying the ocean with a thimble. The problems in our world are so huge, and only a few people are able to make a BIG difference…..but I think that it’s in the small things we do that we make a difference. And if we do them with enough love, it carries the day. I never will win the Nobel Prize, or find a cure for a disease, but if in handing out warm clothes, tools and supplies and food to homeless people, if I saved one life, warmed one heart, or gave one person hope, then my life is worthwhile and was well spent. I think so often we think the small things we do won’t matter, but I think they matter a lot. One sleeping bag given to one freezing cold man sleeping in a doorway may make a huge difference, and how hard is it to buy one sleeping bag and give it away on a cold night, or one warm jacket??? Or say a kind word, or reach out to someone you know is sad, or even in despair. It is the small gestures people have made toward me that I remember most, at hard times for me….that one call to see how I was….the one kind word by a stranger on the street….or even something silly like “I love your shoes” has brightened my day…..or a smile on the day I need it most. None of us know the burdens others are carrying, sometimes even the people we know, and surely not strangers, and I think one small, tiny, kind, loving gesture may make all the difference to someone. It has for me. And I think doing it with the ‘immense amount of love” Mother Teresa was referring to makes it really count. I think the small things with that immense amount of love are what really count. Have a great day!!!