“Do small things with GREAT love.” What do these words mean for you? I’d like to share with you what it means to me and how it’s changed my life.
Do you have a list of role models, mentors, or heroes that have had an impact on who you are or who you want to be? Perhaps this list for you is long or short, but either way, the names on that list are those who have had a profound impact on how you view the world and what role you want to fulfill in this world.
For me, my list consists mostly of women who I have known in real life and deeply admire, mostly for their commitment to mothering and leading their families.
I also have a short list of female heroines that I haven’t met, but I’ve had the privilege of reading about and studying. From our Blessed Mother, to St. Therese the Little Flower and her incredible Mother/Father duo Saints Zelie and Louis, and a few others who lived their lives of true sacrificial love, including, Mother Teresa.
A Modern Day Saint and Role Model
Today, I’d like to share with you how Mother Teresa inspires me each day in the simplest way. As a wife and mother, working and living in my home each day, I often feel that perhaps my reach, or my impact in this world is tiny…maybe a little insignificant.
Don’t get me wrong, I take care of my family as if my life depends on it and I work hard, every, single day. Then I see these great saints, heroines and such who went OUT into the world and changed lives. Occasionally I can’t help but wonder what more can I do to change this very broken world?
Then there’s Mother Teresa who has said the most beautiful, simplest things that speak to me. She often said that we don’t need to do big things, or have great power in this world to make a change. That we can actually promote change in this world by starting at home and loving our family.
She’s so right. She also said to do small things with great love. For me personally, these two, simple, profound quotes speak on a level that I so need to hear, every day. My work at home IS making an impact. It’s the small things that I do with great love that are going to leave a mark on this world and be the change.
An opportunity. A Blessing to others.
With that, I’ve created a way for others to be reminded that they too can have an impact each day in the lives of those around us. When we choose to “do small things with great love” when we are at work, at school, in the grocery store, at the beach, on vacation, or wherever your life journey takes you…you can make a BIG impact in the smallest way.
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