?

Log in

No account? Create an account

Previous Entry | Next Entry

Dept. Of Hope

A Monday Thought That Strengthens Me

Do not commit the error, common among the young, of assuming that if you cannot save the whole of mankind, you have failed. -Jan de Hartog, playwright and novelist (22 Apr 1914-2002)

This was thanks to A Word A Day, Anu Garg's wonderful site. It made me feel better, because the error is not simply common among the young. We oldsters suffer from that misapprehension as well.

It's like the Doctor said (although I wildly paraphrase); just because you can't get rid of the big pile of bad things in someone's life, doesn't mean you can't add to their pile of good things.

If you can't save the world, you save one person. If you can't save one person, you try to make their life at least a little better. And when we do those things, we triumph, even if we don't always win.

So there you go. And I may find some other good things to think about throughout the day because I think we need to remember good things as much as possible.






This entry was originally posted at http://kaffyr.dreamwidth.org/408266.html?mode=reply, where there are currently comment count unavailable comments. You can comment there or here; I watch both.

Comments

( 6 comments — Leave a comment )
liadtbunny
Apr. 25th, 2016 03:54 pm (UTC)
*hugs* Lovely thoughts.
kaffyr
Apr. 25th, 2016 03:57 pm (UTC)
Thanks - and that is a lovely icon, with my favorite color.

*hugs back to you*
maruad
Apr. 25th, 2016 05:28 pm (UTC)
Thanks for adding to my pile of good things today.
kaffyr
Apr. 25th, 2016 06:40 pm (UTC)
You are most welcome, my dear.
flowsoffire
Apr. 25th, 2016 07:38 pm (UTC)
Beautiful thought. ♥
kaffyr
Apr. 25th, 2016 08:15 pm (UTC)
It is; and I'm working hard on remembering it!
( 6 comments — Leave a comment )

Latest Month

December 2018
S M T W T F S
      1
2345678
9101112131415
16171819202122
23242526272829
3031     
Powered by LiveJournal.com
Designed by Akiko Kurono