Firefighter Mark Bezos reminds us that the small things we do for others do matter. In fact, I suggest that the small things matter most. The big heroic opportunities to rescue a drowning child don’t occur everyday, but the chance to stop by an visit someone shut in or ill, the chance to shovel an elderly couple’s driveway or cut their grass, the chance to take a bag of groceries, or volunteer to watch their child, offer a ride to the doctor’s office — these opportunities are around us everyday in volume. Enough people doing these small things, or one person doing enough of these small things on a regular basis, makes a huge impact.
If you have something to give, don’t wait, give it now.