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I received a newsletter from Numi Tea a few days ago..at the top of the newsletter was a wonderful quote that was attributed to Helen Keller…her words were so moving that I created a page containing her words…
I am only one, but still I am one.
I cannot do everything, but still I can do something.
I will not refuse to do the something I can do.
I’ll try to keep those words in mind as I go through each day and remind myself that…
even if I can’t do amazing, remarkable things,
I can still do little things and make little differences…
and to be willing to do those little things
and enrich the lives of others and myself, as I can.
Use what talents you possess: the woods would be very silent if no birds sang their except those that sang best. – Henry van Dyke, 1852-1933
“All of us have something to contribute to the world whether it be big or small, it makes no difference. But the paradox of the whole matter is this, “What we consider to be insignificant can often be significant to another.” That being said, all the things we do in life are important. You never know the impact you will have on someone else. And if you are fortunate enough, you may have others tell you about the difference you have made in their life. It could have been something as simple as kind word, gesture, or even a simple touch to acknowledge the friendship between the both of you. So never underestimate the power you have within you. As Walt Whitman said about life, “That the powerful play goes on, and you may contribute a verse.”
“The task of man is to help others; that’s my firm teaching, that’s my message. That is my own belief. For me, the fundamental question is better relations; better relations among human beings-and whatever I can contribute to that.”
– Dalai Lama