Tag Archives: Compassion

The Little Things

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Little drops of water,
Little grains of sand,
Make the mighty ocean
And the pleasant land.

Little deeds of kindness,
Little words of love,
Make our pleasant earth below
Like the heaven above.

Julia Abigail Fletcher Carney
(6 April 1823 – 1 November 1908)

There are a few versions of Julia’s poem “The Little Things”, but this is undoubtedly the version I love most.

Our little progress daily seems minute, but added up together day after day, it is immense.  Our little acts of kindness and words of love may seem small individually, but if 6 billion of us do kind deeds together, it is a great ocean and a very large difference.

The little acts do add up to create a heaven on Earth!

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Quotable Quotes – Lighting the Way

Lanterns. Lighting the Way.

“Happiness can be found, even in the darkest of times, if one only remembers to turn on the light.” Albus Dumbledore, Harry Potter

“Simplicity, Patience, and Compassion. These are your greatest treasures.” Lao Tze.

“The test of our progress is not whether we add more to the abundance of those who have much; it is whether we provide for those who have little.” Franklin D. Roosevelt.

“When we give cheerfully and accept gratefully, everyone is blessed.” Maya Angelou.

“Just as treasures are uncovered from the earth; Virtue appears from good deeds, and Wisdom appears from a pure and peaceful mind.  To walk safely through the maze of human life, one needs the light of Wisdom and the guidance of Virtue.” Buddha.

Earlier Related Quotes

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