No act of kindness, no matter how small, is ever wasted.
Aesop (c.620-564 BC)
Sometimes there seems to be so much wrong with the world and so much injustice, that it all seems insurmountable.
Most of us can only do small things but they are still important, especially to those to whom the kindnesses are given.
When my husband left me, a member of my bible study group - not a close friend - invited me to dinner at her place once a week. This meant so much to me at the time. I have since lost touch with the friend but look back on her kindness with great appreciation. It was one of those small things that helped get me through that terrible time. She had been through a similar experience so I expect she understood.
I have 2 things to be thankful for today. This morning I had no hot water. I thought I was going to have to ring a plumber but it turned out it only needed a flick of a switch in my meter box. A big relief.
The second thing was that I had a checkup at the dentist and all I needed was the one filling I was already aware of. Now I don't have to see the dentist for another 6 to 12 months. Another big relief.
I decided to hang this picture that I bought at the Salvo's for $3 in my front hallway. Originally I was only going to use the frame but decided to hang it intact - at least temporarily.
|Oil painting from Salvo's|
|Back of painting|
I hung Evening Light next to a larger picture my daughter R had painted in acrylics a number of years ago.
|Paintings in hall|
|Hallway 4 moths ago.|