“No matter what he does, every person on earth plays a central role in the history of the world. And normally he doesn’t know it.”
~ Paulo Coelho, The Alchemist
I wake early, first, while it’s still dark, just the way I like it. The morning silence speaks volumes to me and I listen with gratitude.
I consider a photograph, and words to go with it, and ponder the past few days. It feels like Friday; oh wait, it is Friday. How did that happen so quickly?
For a few quiet moments I give my thoughts freedom to wander and they light on people who have touched me this week and made a difference. Fleeting moments of little temporal significance that would have passed by unnoticed but for a deliberate noting of them.
In reliving these moments I find contentment. I am thankful. I am reminded how it is often the smallest moments, the simplest gestures, and the quietest people who make the biggest impact.
I find strength to carry on.