This Week’s Quotation:
Not all of us can do great things, but we can do small things with great love.~ Mother Teresa
Little Things Mean a Lot
Probably very few reading this would consider something they are doing today to be a “great thing” by the usual human definition. Mother Teresa, a Catholic nun, tirelessly helping the poor and sick in Calcutta, India, did very few “great things.” But she gained notoriety and Sainthood by doing many small things with great love.
We have a similar opportunity with all the small things we do every day. It can start the moment you get up in the morning by making your bed and putting your bedroom in order, all with an attitude of thanksgiving and bringing order to your world. This sends a positive influence of blessing and order to the larger world you center. Pretty great, eh?
And similarly, with everything you do during the day: preparing breakfast, brushing your teeth, taking a shower, driving to work, greeting work associates, handling emails, a coffee break, physical exercise. Whatever is done is filled with love and thanksgiving, and this sends a powerful radiant current of love to everyone in the world engaged in similar activities, inviting them to do the same.
All these “small things” turn into great things when done with love. No matter our station in life or the role we’re playing, this is our pathway to world service. It is spiritual expression of the highest order. So, while it may not qualify us for formal, religious Sainthood, we become saints in the larger regenerative process that is transforming the world.
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We hope these weekly quotations and meditations speak to your heart and soul.
All these “small things” turn into great things when done with love. Yes Jerry – thank you so much for this reminder – blessings, Katie-Grace
Thank you, Jerry and Teri, for two amazing flowers and two uplifting smiles. Whether what we do are considered “great things” or not by those who experience them, may we — in step with Mother Teresa’s spirit — do them with GREAT LOVE. WITH YOU. Tom
Thank you David. I know the Truth of your words and I know whether I am giving a blessing or not. I am so grateful to be in this place of Love and Kindness, an easy heart.
My life is full of many small things, not many big! It makes life a little more simple! One small act of kindness, helping, listening, caring and thoughtfulness has such a great impact in our world. Our deeds done in Love change the world!!