There are times in my life when I’ve been struck with the realization that with the billions of people on this vast planet, each one of us is so small, just a blip really. A blip in scope, and a blip in time. It’s humbling and scary.
A lot, actually. Although we’re small, we’re not insignificant. Each of us holds an awesome power. The power to make a difference.
Even our smallest actions can have a huge, lasting impact.
“Too often we underestimate the power of a touch, a smile, a kind word, a listening ear, an honest compliment, or the smallest act of caring, all of which have a potential to turn a life around.” ~ Leo Buscaglia
We all hold immeasurable potential, even when we don’t see it or feel it. We each have unique talents and qualities, and hold a place on this planet that no one else can fill.
“Even the smallest person can change the course of the future.” ~ Lady Galadriel to Frodo Baggins, The Lord of the Rings: Fellowship of the Ring
It’s a daily choice. Do I take the time to lend someone a helping hand? Do I notice when someone’s having a tough day and lend an ear, or give a smile or hug in support?
If simple, kind actions can help a person in a bleak frame of mind feel even slightly better – and possibly, right when they need it, remind them there’s goodness in people – then why not?
Any positive difference we can make is important and valuable. We may never know the impact of our actions, but it’s worth the effort regardless.
Have you witnessed any small acts of kindness lately?