Quote of the Day: Someone in need

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“If you can’t feed a hundred people, then feed just one.” – Mother Teresa

It’s easy to get overwhelmed with the amount of suffering and need in the world.  And because of that we often think our own individual efforts are insignificant.

We shirk our responsibility and then expect the government or some big organization to solve all of these problems.  Unfortunately, such organizations are often the least equipped to cater to the specific needs of those directly around us.

The truth is that if each of us simply help the few that come across our path however we can, then most of the needs would be fulfilled.  If every full belly helped feed one empty belly there would be no hungry people.  If each loved person loved one unloved person, there would be none unloved.  And if each person who could give gave to one person in need, there would be none in need.

Here’s one of those stories that came across my path today (and now across yours) of someone in need.

Unfortunately, tragedies like this are all too common, but there is nothing common at all about it to the people experiencing it first-hand.  Please offer your prayers and support in anyway that you can if you feel so moved.

And be sure and do the same for any other opportunities that come across your path today.

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Phil March 12, 2009 at 9:42 am

Thanks Matt! Right on…reminds me of the old saying “Inch by inch it’s a cinch, yard by yard it’s hard”.

If we each take tiny tiny steps to give even just a little love we wind up with enough love to cure anything!

Jill Prosi March 12, 2009 at 8:15 pm

Matt (and Phil),

That saying sounds familiar! (the “inch by inch it’s a cinch, yard by yard it’s hard” saying, I mean). Matt, I really believe in what you have written, and I think it is especially true in the case of Daniel and Kate. Her blog of his injuries and his baby steps toward progress truly reflects how much small things matter. Every step that Daniel makes towards recovery is documented so positively by Kate, whether it is a reduction in temperature by a few degrees or the removal of a chest tube. It is that positivity and others’ thoughtful gestures that will help them recover from this. Your writing about this situation on the blog is a great gesture towards helping them, and it is appreciated more than you know. Thank you so much for bringing attention to this tragic event in such a nice way.

Jill

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