“You hear all the horror stories on the news and think the world is going to hell, and then you hear about something great like this and you wonder how many other great things are happening that we never hear about.”
This is what my Aunt Katie wrote back to me when I sent her a photo of the quilt I made for Wendy and told her how Wendy and her family lost everything they owned in one of the California fires, and that one of my readers wanted to buy the quilt for her.
And it’s exactly what I always think when I hear of the kindnesses that people do for one another.
All those small things made me think of this photo I took when walking in the woods yesterday. This little mound of ferns is only a couple of inches round, yet it’s a tiny oasis in the snow.
I imagine all the good things that people do for each other every day that are never known except by the people on the giving and receiving end. All those little oases in the snow, must add up to something at least as great as all the horrors we hear about on the news everyday.
It’s matter of faith for me to believe our kindnesses can add up to something great. But it’s actually committing the kindness, that grows my faith.