From The Desk Of Patricia

Small Things With Great Love

How wonderful would it be to do something so simple, yet so filled with love, it inspires others to do the same!

It’s easy for us to get caught up in the thinking that our simple act of kindness is too small to make a real difference. Maybe the gesture won’t even be noticed, so we think it isn’t “good enough.” Or maybe we feel like we SHOULD be doing it or even worse, that we HAVE to be doing it which leads to taking the “heart” right out of the action itself.

Let’s not underestimate the impact a seemingly small act of kindness can have in someone else’s life, and in your own! In fact, when we realize that there is actually a ripple-effect that occurs in every act, we will begin to see how one small act of kindness can add up, especially over time.

Just think back to the experience of being on the receiving end of a small gesture of kindness. Isn’t it true that it really was the love behind the gesture that mattered most and not just the deed itself? In the giving with love and in the receiving of love, even in the smallest of actions, one becomes more of that love.  

So, let’s focus on the actual act of “doing something small” with great love that you can do, starting today.

How about:

  • Holding the elevator door open for someone you see approaching?
  • Purchasing a coffee for the person behind you?
  • Picking up a piece of trash?
  • Letting someone go ahead of you in line and maybe even as you are driving?
  • Smiling at someone you pass on the street?
  • Taking someone’s grocery cart back to the cart storage area?
  • Writing a letter appreciating to someone you love?
  • Even sending a short message like this to someone just to let them know they matter to you?

All of these simple actions are small in the grand scheme of life. And yet, the effect of your action, has the power to change lives.  You may never know how far your kindness has ultimately reached, however one thing is for sure: As long as your INTENTIONS are in tune with love and your ACTIONS come from a state of kindness, compassion and grace, even the smallest of acts will result in making a BIG DIFFERENCE!

Have fun noticing how much joy your small act performed with Great Love will bring to your day and notice also, the impact your kindness has on the lives of others. 

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