Not-all-of-us-can-doIt’s easy to be tempted by the bright lights, to aspire to riches and glory, to aim for that one big breakthrough that will give you the success and reputation that you crave.

But what if it’s not the big things that make the difference, but the seemingly insignificant?

What if a consistent focus on small acts with big heart has a greater, longer lasting impact?

Those every day conversations in the car with the kids when you are truly present.

Those smiles that you give to your neighbours who look different to you and are treated with suspicion by everyone else.

Those hand written birthday cards with a personal message for your friend.

The extra mile.

The little things.

Not done begrudgingly.

Not done out of duty or obligation.

But done with passion, enthusiasm and care.

The remarkable Mother Teresa once said, “Not all of us can do great things. But we can do small things with great love.”

I think that she was on to something, don’t you?