Monday, April 7, 2008
.......I can't find my hope, when I feel helpless, when I am afraid for us all, when darkness descendes in cruelty, in want, in war, in evil, in endless destruction: I sometimes turn to these small books.
They grant me a little brightness. They feed my need for belief that there are people on this earth who live a life of goodness, caring and simple respect.
I know that this is fiction..I know that these people are not real; but I do know that people like these people do exist in this world.
A good life is in the little things. Little things all add up to take care of the Big Stuff.
Caring about others in small ways, being accepting of our differences, being respectful and taking the time to acknowledge our common needs and strengths...old fashioned politeness.
Yes, simple...maybe too simple for many people, but I find tremendous power is in the simple things.