Tuesday, January 30, 2007

It's the little things...

Mother Teresa said, "We cannot all do great things, but we can do small things with great love."

I love this quote because it reminds me of all those small things I do each day for those in my family, and inspires me to do them with great love. Today, a friend of mine did what she probably considers a small thing- she invited me over for a cup of tea and a quick Indian-style (as in, from India) brunch. Each of us had limited time, so I was just at her house for a bit while our boys enjoyed the crisp, sunny air outside. As I sat at her counter sipping tea, watching her scramble eggs and listening to her wisdom, I was touched by the great love with which she did such a small thing.

I just wanted to share that today, as I was reminded anew that so often it is those little things- a scrambled egg, a cup of tea, and a listening ear- that mean so, so much.

7 comments:

Chris said...

Cyndi,
Beautiful words and reflection of the day!
It is truly the little things that matter!

Susanne said...

I love quotes from Mother Theresa. She had phenomenal wisdom and insight. Thanks for sharing your experience with this quote.

lrlwreath said...

Thank you for this reminder, I too love that quote.

Jenny in Ca said...

really sweet, and such a nice quote.

rindy said...

I posted this EXACT quote a couple of weeks ago! It was prompted by the little things that people do that impact more than they can ever imagine! stop by... www.rindy.wordpress.com

Lauren S. said...

As moms, we do so many little things that we often forget how important they are. They add up! Thanks!

Linda said...

I love this Cyndi because I think there is a little part of all of us that believes we aren't really living up to what God expects of us if we aren't doing something BIG (by our standards). I feel that way often. However, God doesn't measure by our standards and even a cup of water given in His name is "big stuff". Thank you so much for such a sweet reminder.