How to make a big difference
Saturday, we took a walk in the woods along the Iron Legs bicycle trail in Mountain Longleaf National Wildlife Refuge (which luckily is about a 10 minute drive from my house). It was a great way to spend about 4 hours and enjoy the solitude and beauty of this 9000 acre forest. About mid-way I stopped and challenged myself to find something in this random spot to photograph. I chose several subjects, but this acorn setting on a fallen tree was my favorite. As I walked around this large fallen tree I saw something ironic about this tiny acorn sitting atop the tip of one of its enormous dead branches. I become aware of the contrast of the seed sitting atop the parent, the small acorn conquering the mighty oak, the future victorious over the past and the small insignificant child surviving the silent giant lying at my feet. Then I began to comprehend the tremendous power and importance of the little things all around me. As I looked more closely at the acorn balanced on the limb before me, I recognized the potential creation of a thousand forests within this one acorn. Small things carry great significance. Little things make a big difference. An atom is the smallest thing in the world which, when split, becomes the biggest. A few tiny words of encouragement spoken into the ears of a child could alter his entire destiny. One kind deed done for a stranger could change his life. A cup of cold water given to the thirsty carries eternal consequences. Little things are important and the smallest good deed matters a great deal to somebody. My life is just a great bundle of little things; […]
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