I have so many moments where I think in despair, I am just one person what can I do. And then I remember this quote. It inspires me to be persistent, as I have never, met anything more persistent than a mosquito.
Think you can’t be heard? Just keep going. Eventually, you will be heard.
Think you can’t be felt? Wait for the aftermath. You might only be felt after that moment.
Think you can’t be seen? You don’t need to be seen to have an impact.
It reminds me that in my smaller moments gripped by my ego, when I want to throw my hands up and groan ‘what’s the point?!’, that we really have no idea, ever, the impact we might have. So I sign that one petition I feel strongly about. I speak up when someone is being prejudiced or unfair. I donate what I can, even if I feel it too small. I write one more Letter to you. I give notes instead of coins to every homeless person. I donate to podcasts I listen to that are also free. I tell people I care about them. I give compliments even when I am in a bad mood.
How will you move past your perceived smallness too?
Sent with love,