This is my favorite quote by Mother Teresa. I like to sign The Focused Fight with it because, as humans, we do not need to do big grandiose things to help others and bestow kindness. A small gesture, like a smile, can make a heart soar when someone needs it most.
In previous blog posts through the years, I have revealed that I believe almost all people are good. It's inherent. Yes, there are a few bad apples, which spoil our thinking, but please, let it not.
Reflecting on this past week of a tremendous collective group of caring people who donated to my cause of helping others, I am gobsmacked! My heart is full of gratefulness that we are helping one, maybe two, families in crisis this holiday season.
With his book, Humankind, the international bestseller Rutger Bregman provides a new perspective on the past 200,000 years of human history - setting out to prove that we are hardwired for kindness. This is geared toward cooperation rather than competition, and that we are more inclined to trust rather than distrust one another. Bregman reports that believing in human generosity and collaboration isn't merely optimistic; it's realistic. If we believe in the reality of humanity's kindness and altruism, it will form the foundation for achieving true change in society.
Thank you for your generous donations to a worthy cause. I cannot state that enough. I know money is tight during this holiday season, and everyone has needs, so it is with sincere pleasure I can shout from the rooftops, Thank you, Thank YOU, THANK YOU!
My photo below is of a necklace I received in 2nd grade! I've kept it all these years. It not only makes me smile but I have a cute story to share while wearing it yesterday when my friend Laura Murphy was in town for a visit. Stay tuned.
As always, thank you for reading!