Think Small? In a Deed
Is it best for our success to ‘think big’, it is so very easy to develop a habit of thinking big in every subject, but is it the right thing to do?
In this day and age, you hear everywhere that it is best for our success to ‘think big’ thus, it is so very easy to develop a habit of thinking big in every subject, but is it the right thing to do?
I remember reading Gandhi’s biography where he was quoted to say ‘be the change you wish to see’, and let’s add ‘in the world’, as most of us refer to it in this way.
I would like to draw our attention to the great need for us to think small meaning, close to home, in small matters, in daily life, the life that any action on our behalf will affect someone.
Any one gesture, any one deed carries a ripple effect, which might be subtle, but nevertheless important.
You may actually save someone’s life without even knowing it, just by merely influencing their mindset, or their plans.
Unfortunately, the influence may go both in positive and negative directions. Therefore, it is important to pay attention to our intent and direction.
In the aftermath of Haiti 2010 earthquake, a man decided to ‘think small’, and take care and supplies to a few orphaned children. Not the whole country and everybody in it, just the few kids. Today, his efforts created a home and a school for sixty kids, who instead of ceasing to exist, are happily brought up despite, their loss of blood family.
One does not need a horrible situation in order to do a good deed, and create goodness. Look around, at home, neighbourhood, community, work, and search for a small good deed you can perform.
Accumulate them, and grow strong, as well as help others around you to grow strong.