Today I lost a key. Except, it wasn’t just any key; it was the key to the mailbox.
Frantically looking around, I searched in the drawer where I put it all the time and I tore the house up and down.
This is why I hate things that are SO tiny.
I felt myself becoming frustrated with every little thing, until finally I just stopped. I went about my day as if nothing happened. I went to the park and went on a nice walk and for a bit, I seemed to have forgotten all about the scenario..
Until, I went home! I started the process all over again, until finally, I stopped.
I walked a bit more.
And then I thought. . .Aha, It came to me.
I silently walked over to my laundry basket. Pulled out the shirt that I wore yesterday and checked the “frocket” (front pocket). As soon as my hands touched the small piece of metal, I lit up!
As I laughed at myself, I began to realize the power of something so “small.” Small things really can make a world of a difference (just like how this small key was powerful enough to almost ruin my entire day). We don’t think about this and I feel as if many people dedicate their lives to only looking at what they perceive to be “big.”
Everyone wants to end WORLD hunger. GLOBAL poverty. We want to SAVE the WORLD. We want to be the RICHEST, SMARTEST, CUTEST person in the world.
But although these things are important, we begin to lose sight..What are we doing in our own backyard? People are hungry around us. We need to change the environmental conditions in our own city.
Some of these global conditions may never end and to want to only solve those global issues is such a lofty goal.
Not saying that it is impossible, but remember the power of the “small.”
ONE person can make a difference. We can change ONE city at a time. If we help ONLY one person, we’ve already made a difference.
“Think globally, act locally”