Helping myself and others…


I am trying to do at least one good deed per day.

No, I am not working toward a Girl Scout badge.

It’s just that in my world and in the world at large, I find that giving and helping others satisfies my soul.

It satisfies my soul while grounding me during the emotional upheaval of my young daugher-in-law’s cancer struggle.  Stage 4.

I believe that I am making a difference. 

The Story of the Hummingbird

In this charming story, a fire breaks out in the forest.  All of the animals watch feeling overwhelmed by the fire except the hummingbird.

He takes action.

He flies to a stream, fills his beak with water and flies to the fire where he drops the water.  Time and time again, he repeats his task while the other animals watch. They ask him,

“What do you think you can do? You’re too little!”

He answers,

“I may feel insignificant, but I certainly don’t want to be like the animals watching (as) the planet goes down the drain. I will be a hummingbird. I will do the best I can.” — Wangari Maathai

Enjoy A Hummingbird Explains Why We have to at least try

Wangari Maathai (1940-2011)

Wangarĩ Muta Maathai was a Kenyan environmental political activist and Nobel laureate. She was educated in the United States at Mount St. Scholastica and the University of Pittsburgh, as well as the University of Nairobi in Kenya.  ~Wikipedia

Helping others helps me to stay the course as difficult as it is.