"Love the ones you can. Touch the ones you can reach. Let the others go." -Anonymous
I saw this quote in the Coffee News at Christian's Pizza on Sunday and I feel like I have been getting the same message from multiple sources. Two Sundays ago, the message was on kindness and in one of the emails or in the sermon, the pastor told the starfish story. The gist is that there are thousands of starfish dying on the beach because the tide is out and a person is throwing them back one by one. Another person comes by and says that it's futile because there are so many starfish. But the person throwing back the starfish says, "well I made a difference to this one and this one..." I then saw another version of the story floating around at work. So I need to make sure I am at least doing something for those I have contact with.
I read another neat article posted at work about how a woman came to realize on one of her runs that she was blessed to be able to run at all and she began applying it to all areas of her life: "I get to clean my house because I have a home to clean", "I get go to work b/c I have a job", etc. It's developing an attitude of thankfulness rather than wishing for more (which ties into this week's sermon on envy).
It's kind of amazing how God speaks and things all tie together.