Just feed one

“If you can’t feed a hundred people, then just feed one.” Mother Teresa

“I long to accomplish a great and noble task, but it is my chief duty to accomplish humble tasks as though they were great and noble.” Helen Keller

There are so many things I like about these quotes. They remind me that doing something good for just one person is enough. That doing something small is enough. That I don’t have to be great to be valuable. That I may never know what an act of kindness on my part may mean to another person, but it’s worth doing anyway. Practicing kindness is not about getting credit. It’s just about doing.

What are you doing today?



  • April 7, 2011, 12:38 pm  Reply

    Wonderful! “Practicing kindness is not about getting credit. It’s just about doing.”
    Truer words were never spoken.

    I think sometimes we hold do nothing b/c we think doing “something” means it has to be big and noticeable. Sometimes it can just be holding back a snarky comment or doing a little favor for someone else who needs it more than we do.

    Today you ask? I rode around town with my teenaged driver (he’s working towards his license) and I think I hit my imaginary passenger-side brake AND stopped myself from screaming out “Stoooooooop stop stop stop stop STOPPPP!” oh at least .. 6 times. Whew! And that was my good deed for the day … keeping my trap shut :).

    Cheers, MJ

    • April 7, 2011, 10:08 pm

      Love that! I’m sure your son appreciated your restraint! And you’re so right. Sometimes the kindest thing is NOT speaking when we have a sharp remark that comes to mind. Self restraint is a good discipline to practice.

      Thanks for sharing!


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