Small Blessings Can Mean A lot

As a teacher and in ministry, one of my joys is when a student returns to say thank you and share with me about their success. I received a message yesterday from a former student who has graduated from college. She was in two of my English Second Language courses. I also met with her at my church to help her with college prep.

Her message was:

“I feel like the days I learned in your class were many many years ago. haha I was in a difficult time back then, but your class was always fun and you gave me a hope to keep learning. I’m really appreciate you. You are a wonderful teacher”

I received her message after I finished teaching online for the day and was beginning to get a headache- A Fibromyalgia headache- as in maybe a signal a flare up was coming. It was a blessing to receive her note.

The reason I am sharing it is because during this time of COVID-19 crisis, the little things like a message can mean so much. My hope is that my readers will see this post and decide to send a message, a note, or a card to someone to encourage them.

One of my favorite quotes is from Mother Teresa:

“Not all of us can do great things. But we can do small things with great love.”

Let’s do small things with love.

Thank you for reading. God Bless.


31 thoughts on “Small Blessings Can Mean A lot

  1. Thank you for the reminder to take the effort to do those little things that encourages and uplifts the recipient.
    I like that quote by Mother Theresa.

      1. I think my headache is from my son trying to sing (VERY LOUDLY) in a made-up language all morning long…slightly comical but secretly obnoxious for me.

  2. “Not all of us can do great things. But we can do small things with great love.” is a favorite quote of mine, I keep it by my night table. An email, a phone call, a thank you to those working, and a pleasant greeting, can bring joy to someone’s day. Have a blessed weekend, big brother! 🌺

  3. What a sweet gesture. ☺ It’s always nice to recieve an encouraging note. It’s even better to pass them on. How are you feeling today?

      1. That’s good. ☺ Tired, but I’m aiming to get out in the sunshine today. That should give me a bit more life. I need to set up my bistro set outside so I can sit and read outdoors.

  4. That’s wonderful big brother! You’re making a difference and it’s nice when you get to hear about it. Keep inspiring others! Hope your headache is cleared up. 🤗

  5. Matt, I appreciate the reminder. Each of us can pay it forward to someone who will in turn continue the momentum from this single note. Great quote from Mother Teresa.

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