Small Things with Great Love

[Let’s just say March was busy and move on from there.]

This morning I was looking for some snippet, some quote, some tea-ism to bring feel-good motion to my day. Before I even tried a Google search, this little quote came to mind:

“We can do no great things, only small things with great love.”
Mother Teresa

In this short sentence Mother Teresa shared that the greatest thing we can do in this life is to complete every task and live every moment with great love. While she’s saying a lot of things here (I’ll leave the true analysis to philosophers and theologians), this is what I got out of it: Our greatest, most powerful ability as humans is to love greatly. And, it is possible to make a difference by doing small things backed by this great love.

So I started thinking: What would driving to work “with great love” look like? How would buying our groceries “with great love” feel like? What would raising our children, talking to our parents, passing by strangers, or sending out emails “with great love” look like?

As part of living 2014 to the fullest, I’ve decided that I’m going to step away from my New Year’s Resolutions for the rest of April and focus on doing small things with great love. I’m honestly not sure what this is going to look like in my day to day. Do I think I can complete every action with great love? Probably not even half. I’m human. But I’ll report back here during the process and once May hits, to let you know how it goes.

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