I missed a day!! Ugh, I tried really hard but missed posting yesterday. Oh well, maybe I’ll get in two posts today to make up for it.
This week I’ve seen how simple acts can feel very big.
The loss of my friend on Sunday hit hard. It was so sudden and so senseless, it was hard to wrap my mind around. The outpouring of love and seeing the amount of people her life touched was amazing.
The physician I have worked part-time for over the last year had just met Tammy but he knew she was important to myself and another co-worker and he sent flowers. He had barely met her but such a small gesture meant so much.
On a bigger scale there was a story out of San Francisco yesterday about a little boy who has fought leukemia. The Make A Wish Foundation worked with this boy and his family to make his wish come true – to be Batman for a day. He was dubbed Batboy and people from all over the city came together to give that little boy his dream. Not because people knew him but because they cared.
“I found it is the small everyday deeds of ordinary folk that keep the darkness at bay. Small acts of kindness and love.” (Gandalf – The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey)
Yes, this is just a line from a movie but it is true. It isn’t the big things we try to make happen but it’s in the little, everyday things we do that can touch someone else’s life so greatly. Keep doing the little things, they mean so much.