Mary Latela June 26, 2016
My dear, dear friend is preparing to go home… home to God. She and I often talked about what we can do in the midst of this time of violence and war, so many people in poverty, with no home. She and I don’t have to use many words to get through to one another, so it’s not surprising that – after 9/11, after the many natural disasters, and deliberate violence, we could come to the same conclusion
Desmond Tutu said this so beautifully: “Do your little bit of good where you are. It’s those little bits of good put together that overwhelm the world.”
So many people over the years have said to me, “I’m nothing special. I have nothing to give.” So Tutu’s reminder is just right. “Do your little bit of good where you are. Don’t minimize the impact of your act of kindness or patience.”
What gifts? Listen to your neighbor who is ill. Bring some soup to a friend. Sit with a child so mom can take a break. Say thank you.
Do something sweet for yourself – a bubble-bath, a run in the park, a manicure, a silent hour. Little bits of good add up and that rainbow haze in the distance – will change your world, will bring you peace and joy!