Small things

File:US Navy 070316-N-1003P-004 Master Chief Engineman Shannon Thornton feeds a baby boy a bottle of formula while visiting a baby orphanage in Djibouti.jpg

Whenever I stopped long enough to reflect on such questions as “Why am I here?” and “What is my purpose?” the answer seemed pretty clear. I actually found it long ago in some lines by Clarissa Pinkola Estes, words I’ve quoted often because they’ve served me so well as a kind of north star, timeless wisdom by which to navigate:

“Ours is not the task

of fixing the whole world at once

but of stretching out to mend

the part of the world that is within our reach”

Katrina Kenison, Mending the world


2 thoughts on “Small things

  1. Most people try too hard to change the whole world. To achieve greatly. And they don’t know how to do it, and they just end up doing nothing at all.

    Little by little, a little becomes a lot.

    Changing just that little bit of universe around us. It makes a difference. It gains momentum. You never know.

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