Thursday, August 23, 2012
Quote of the Day: "The good you do today may be forgotten tomorrow. Do good anyway." - Mother Teresa
Our world has many ways of honoring the people who have done great things. We erect statues of them, we name buildings, bridges, and roads after them, we put up plaques celebrating them, we give them medals to thank them, and often make them rich. However, the real people who have done the greatest things have no statues, nothing named after them, no plaques, and no medals because their work has gone mostly unnoticed. These people are the teachers, the nurses, the first responders, the firefighters, the coaches, the pastors, the parents, the brothers, the sisters, these are the people who love you. The greatest people in the world are those who give you a kind word, a pat on the back, who cry when you read a poem, who let you help them cook, the ones who always open their arms to you. The greatest things are the smallest things to the one who gives them but huge things to those who receive them. Be a great person today. Do a random act of kindness. Tell someone they are important to you. Offer a helping hand or a simple smile and you will change the world. Thoreau once said that if you can change the quality of someone else's day, you have achieved the highest of the arts. You have that power. Use it.