WE CANNOT ALL DO GREAT THINGS,
BUT WE CAN DO SMALL THINGS
WITH GREAT LOVE.
I tend to beat myself up for not being a nicer person, a kinder person. I'm not as patient or as nurturing as other people I know. I'm also pretty selfish more often than not.
But this quote makes me wonder if that's all okay, if I'm okay. Don't get me wrong - I'm not giving myself permission to walk around all mean or all "me me me." I'm not giving myself permission to stop trying to be the best me I can. No. It's just that there are always going to be people who are "better" than me at certain things, whose strengths are different than my own. When I try to do what they do, to be as good a human being as they are, my heart often fills with bitterness and resentment. And that's no good for anybody.
Maybe, instead of berating myself for my failures, I'll focus on the "small things" I do well, on the "small things" I can do with an open and loving heart.