Today was a gloomy day, I had a bad night of sleep because baby is going through some sleep regression phase – not fun. Toddler was trying to get attention at all costs and almost got hurt trying to climb on one of our safety gates to save her Minnie Mouse bed sheet from being washed. It was a busy rainy morning. They are finally sleeping (both of them!) and I wanted to write to clear my mind.
I don’t like to express negative emotions unless I have a good ending to close the message. So I was looking for some inspiration – something good to reflect and write about. On my online search I came across a few of Mother Teresa’s quotes. No need to say how amazing human being she was, but the quote that spoke to my heart today was this one:
Not all of us can do great things. But we can do small things with great love.
Here I was trying to figure out what great message I was going to write about. What topic would have the biggest impact, what can I write about that will benefit the largest group of people. That’s what I always want to do. Even as I scientist I wanted to work on the projects that would have the biggest impact on society or on the field. All for a good cause, all for a good reason. But, sometimes, we (me) want to reach and impact lives all around the world while forgetting to look at the lives just around us.
As much as I love the idea of having a positive impact in the world, especially as a scientist, there are a few lives that I could impact without having to go far. Lives that need my guidance, my love and my support like my children and my husband. Lives of friends going through difficult times just needing someone to talk to.
Maybe impacting the world, doing great things, can start on our door step 🙂
“Never worry about numbers. Help one person at a time, and always start with the person nearest to you. “
I got my inspiration. Thank you Mother Teresa.