Have you ever been moved by a small act of kindness?
When I look back on my life, I’ve been much less impressed by the grand, showy gestures than the seemingly minor acts of service and compassion that reveal a person’s heart for me.
“No act of kindness, no matter how small, is ever wasted,” wrote Aesop in The Lion and the Mouse (620 BC).
When we’re tempted to think we’re ‘not doing enough’ for others, let’s remember the impact the little things can make. That gesture, that touch, that warm smile or those few words of love and genuine encouragement are never wasted on those whose hearts are yearning for refreshment and hope… Let’s devote ourselves to the ‘moments’ that make a difference, drawing others to the deeply compassionate heart of God.
As Mother Teresa said:
“We can do no great things, only small things with great love.”