It has been crazy & busy around here…preschool graduations, middle school move-up, retirement homes for mom…its so easy to lose sight of the small things….that make the big things! Thanks to the Kisamore family I am back on track:)
Last night someone retweeted one of my tweets which led me to find out who they were and what they were about….thanks Ann Evanston and her Social Network Coaching Club for showing me how important making the connection is, and the right way to go about it! And, I am so glad I did:) It brought that warm fuzzy feeling…it was a wonderful reminder that I am not alone in believing its the small things…..knowing first hand they do make a difference. What your momma told you was right, every little bit helps!
So, I tweeted back, we connected, and I checked out the website. I was so taken by this family who were inspired by Jimmy Wayne – a former foster child- who walked across country to bring awareness to his project Meet Me Half Way – for foster kids aging out of the system. After seeing his concert they decided, kids and all, that they could do “One Small Thing”….and they have! They are recycling bicycles to give to kids in care and/or to sell at the store to raise money for the Nazareths Children’s Home. I was all smiles…as I am sure the kids receiving these bikes are too! Really great things are happening here!!! I read their blog, and it says they are just starting and don’t know what to say, and I hope they keep at it….because these are the good things people love to hear about….and people can learn and get ideas from them as well.
A little while later another tweet came from them….and reading the story it pointed me to brought it all home for me…..The Starfish Story. I hope you take a minute to read it if you haven’t already seen it. It’s heartwarming and inspiring…hope you enjoy it! It will change the way you see the world (and the beach), and how YOU can make a difference….one small thing…at a time!
I will leave you with this quote…..
“There’s so much one person can do, and so many ways they can help make a difference. It just takes one person to help someone to a better life.” – Jimmy Wayne –
Remember, its the small things that are the big things….we can ALL do one small thing!
Have you ever felt like what you are doing is small and insignificant (in the big picture)? Are you doing one small thing to make the world a better place? Do your kids get involved?