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Drop by Drop January 20, 2011

Posted by nrhatch in Mindfulness.

As Mother Teresa recognized:  “In this life we cannot do great things. We can only do small things with great love.”

A bucket is filled drop by drop.

Related post:  Every Journey Begins With A Single Step


1. kateshrewsday - January 20, 2011

Just musing with colleagues today about how the most effective teachers are the ones who love the children they teach. Unfashionable thing to say here, for some reason.

Maggie - January 20, 2011

Maybe that’s why homeschooling is so successful.

2. Cindy - January 20, 2011

I like this, Nancy, every drop makes a difference.

3. nrhatch - January 20, 2011

Love the comments!

I had to rush out the door for a meeting this morning, with no time for writing. But I knew if I tossed out something to contemplate, you guys would take it to the next level. Yay!

4. suzicate - January 20, 2011

A bucket is filled drop by drop. – true of so many things in life. While this sounds like a simple sentence, it has great meaning!

nrhatch - January 20, 2011

A novel is written word by word. A field is planted seed by seed.

A journey is taken step by step.

Thanks, Suzi

5. gospelwriter - January 20, 2011

And when we look at her life we think: Wow, but she did great things! No, every day she just did what was there to do, and she did it with love…

nrhatch - January 20, 2011

Someone asked her once about her life of “sacrifice.”

She smiled and said, “What sacrifice?”

She did, indeed, do what she came here to do.

6. Carol Ann Hoel - January 20, 2011

How true it is! I simply must read about Mother Teresa. I’ve heard so many good things. Blessings…

nrhatch - January 20, 2011

When I think of her, I think of the quote:

What if seekers need only ask, “How well do I love?”

7. Paula Tohline Calhoun - January 20, 2011

Inch by inch. . . Here’s the late John Denver singing “The Garden Song.” The irony of this subject is that many people fail to recognize or remember that NOTHIN is created, begun, and/or accomplished only by taking that first step. Even those paralyzed with and by fear – the fear of making a misstep, perhaps – initiated their “non-accomplishment” by deciding to stay on the sidelines or doing nothing. All decisions are “steps!” Why not take one that actually gets you somehwere!

Enjoy this! I miss John Denver, and I still mourn in a way the passing of the great genius Jim Henson. Talk about someone who readily took those first steps!

nrhatch - January 20, 2011

Thanks, Paula. Wonderful song and comment.

The chance of stubbing our toe increases the more we walk . . . but it’s better than going no where by standing still. 😀

8. Paula Tohline Calhoun - January 20, 2011

By standing still and not risking a stubbed toe, we make it all the more possible to suffer a far more serious injury. By not learning how to fall, and handle the stubbed toes of life, we end up with a lot of broken ankles.

nrhatch - January 20, 2011

I agree. The more we put ourselves “out there,” the more we risk falling “flat on our face,” the less risky life seems.

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