A Drop In The Ocean

I was in the post office the other day waiting to mail out a few letters. As the line moved slowly forward I chatted with the woman in front of me. She was carrying a large package that she was mailing to her daughter who lived on the other side of the country. It was clear from her voice too just how much she loved and missed her girl.

When it was finally her turn she slowly but happily counted out her money for the postage. Her smile faded, however, as she discovered that she didnít have enough cash with her to mail out the package. Quickly, I reached into my own pocket and got the extra change she needed. It was only a few coins but the smile and thanks she gave me in return were priceless treasures. I left that post office with a smiling face and a happy heart.

Now I know that my little act of kindness was only a tiny drop compared to the vast ocean of Godís love. Still, over the years I have come to see that in the eyes of Heaven every single drop counts. Every kind act, every caring smile, every loving thought, and every helping hand adds to the ocean of Godís love here. Every single drop makes it greater.

Every little thing we do in this life is important. Every little thing we do makes a difference. Drop by drop God wants us to add to the endless waters of His love that wash over this world. Start today then. Give the world the gift of your smile. Share a laugh with your friends. Give your loved ones a heartfelt hug. Open a door for a stranger. Give a few coins to a person in need. Pass on a friendly wave, a bit of good news, or a positive thought. Shower people with your kindness and love. Help everyone you can every chance you can. Sow a few seeds of joy in the Winter even if you wonít get to see them bloom in the Spring. Keep adding to your drops of love until they become a river that flows joyously back into Heavenís sea.

~ Joseph J. Mazzella ~

[ by: Joseph J. Mazzella Copyright © 2010 (joecool@wirefire.com) -- submitted by: Joseph Mazzella ]

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