It was Vincent Van Gogh who said, “Great things are done by a series of small things brought together.”
If there’s one thing that I admire in individuals and groups it is commitment.
I’m impressed by those who stay the course to pursue their dreams – whatever those may be.
I love when individuals come together, inspired by a cause, driven by a need and bring about change.
I admire those who fight against injustice – bearing the burden of a world that sometimes appears so callous and unfeeling. Never counting the cost to themselves.
I am in awe of doctors, lawyers, aid workers, rescue workers NGO workers who give of their time to work in far-off, war-torn areas of the world. Even if they are compensated, the personal price they pay is huge.
I have deep respect for primary caregivers who often have no one to relieve them and stay on looking after the other out of love and commitment. In my opinion, the hardest ones to look after are those suffering from Alzheimer’s and other forms of mental illnesses.
When I watch parents of mentally challenged children, my heart is moved by their patience and fortitude. Even more when those children grow into adults and the parents age. I wonder where they draw their strength from.
Then there are those fighting handicaps with courage and grace who inspire me with their spirit.
The thoughtful people, those who practice random acts of kindness, those who fight their bullies by turning the situation around – win my respect too.
These to me are the great people, doing great things to make our world a better place.
Great things are done by a series of small things brought together. – Vincent Van Gogh
What are the small things that you are doing that are being brought together to contribute towards something great?
In October, I started writing a series called 31 Days about Living A Principle Driven Life. Since I wasn’t able to complete it then, I’m doing so now. You can follow my posts here.
Yes. I am such a huge fan of random acts of kindness and have done them in various forms for many decades. And it’s also why I provide many opportunities for people to help others. 😉
Jerralea Winn Miller
I agree! I admire commitment which is so lacking in today’s world. It’s important to me to honor the commitments I have made.
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Kym @ A Fresh Cup of Coffee
Commitment and faithfulness in the little things is so important. And we never know how much a small act of kindness might mean to someone else.
My life feels small right now, unable to do great things, but I hope my 1000’s of small contributions to my husband and children will build something great someday.
I love random acts of kindness. When I’m prompted I want to respond without concern for what others think .
Thank you for writing kind words.
Thank you for writing kind words of gratitude.