Little Acts of Love -- By Marsha Jordan

Ever wish you could change the world? You can you know! It doesn’t take great wealth or power. You don’t need extraordinary talent. You have tremendous power right now to impact this world. Don’t believe me? Read on . . .

Remember the old song, "Little Things Mean a Lot?" Small kindnesses take very little effort, but they can make someone’s day. They are often appreciated more than we realize. If you’ll just look around, you’ll see discouraged people all around you. Don’t overlook the opportunities you have to brighten someone’s life. Not only will it be appreciated by the recipient and rewarded by God, but it will enrich your own life as well. Small acts have a profound impact on our world.

I can hear you saying, "I’m just one person. I can’t make a difference." If you’ve ever been on the receiving end of a smile, a hug, or a phone call just when it’s needed, you know that this way of thinking couldn’t be more wrong! If you think your contribution is like a tiny drop of water in the huge ocean, consider Mother Theresa’s thoughts on that. She said, "The ocean would be less without that one drop."

There could be no mountains, if not for the tiny grains of sand of which the mountains are made! Yes, little things do mean a lot. A short note of encouragement takes only a moment to write; but it delivers to someone’s mailbox an important message of love and concern. Your optimism, encouragement, and empathy can make someone’s journey through life a little easier. You may be exactly what someone is needing and even praying for right now! Open your heart. Show you care. Share a little love.

Marsha Jordan