Mother Teresa said, “We are not called to do great things. We are called to do little things with great love.”

That favorite quote of mine came to mind this morning at my Rotary meeting. During our “Happy Bucks” segment, a fellow Rotarian (Tom) told the story of an employee (Steve) of his who had lost valuable memorabilia from his high school basketball days.

It seems that during our recent flooding, water got in his basement and ruined a video album that included memorable clips from his playing career.Tom went on to recount that somehow word got out and a fellow Rotarian named Michele took action. She had been a cheerleader at the time and also had a copy of this album, so she graciously gave Steve her copy, feeling that it was more valuable to him. Tom’s “happy buck” was in recognition of this kind act. Michele also received a small cake as a gift of gratitude as Tom works for a grocery store!

Here is a wonderful example of a “little thing” done with great love. These small acts of charity may not seem significant in the big picture, but I believe in the grand scheme of things, they are simply huge. It makes you wonder what would happen if we all strive to do more “little things” with great love in 2008. My guess is our corner of the world, and maybe the world itself, will be much improved for it.

Happy New Year!

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