A drop in the ocean

On the way home from watching the fireworks, Heston told me about his desire to help change the world, and he reminded me of this quote from Elder Holland:

A journalist once questioned Mother Teresa of Calcutta about her hopeless task of rescuing the destitute in that city. He said that, statistically speaking, she was accomplishing absolutely nothing. This remarkable little woman shot back that her work was about love, not statistics. Notwithstanding the staggering number beyond her reach, she said she could keep the commandment to love God and her neighbor by serving those within her reach with whatever resources she had. “What we do is nothing but a drop in the ocean,” she would say on another occasion. “But if we didn’t do it, the ocean would be one drop less [than it is].”

Heston also pointed out that one of the best things we can do to change the world is to raise a family, because families are the building block of a society :)

I heard HWN today through these reminders that we can change the world :)

p.s. We had lunch at Tucanos, and Hannah got to be our server :)  And watching the fireworks from the hills above Provo was awesome :) In addition to the Stadium of Fire, we got to see pretty much every firework show in the valley — there were constant fireworks for the whole ~1.5 hours we were there!


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