Whatever Little Work

“If we just worry about the big picture, we are powerless. So my secret is to start right away doing whatever little work I can do. I try to give joy to one person in the morning, and remove the suffering of one person in the afternoon. If you and your friends do not despise the small work, a million people will remove a lot of suffering.”  ~Sister Chan Khong

Probably my biggest moral failing is giving in to despair.  It’s hard not to feel helpless in a world with so many problems, a world where so many leaders revel in, and are celebrated for, overt evil.

I have the quote above taped next to my desk, so I see it every day.

It reminds me to do what I can.


  1. markonit

    …I am in firm agreement with all the other comments… you have to start somewhere and it is somewhere you MUST start..!


  2. Reblogging this to my readers at sister site Poetic Justice

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  3. Beautifully penned.

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  4. great post, so few words and so much wisdom, you are inspired

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