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.

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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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