When I was over in Hawke’s Bay volunteering post-cyclone, what I was hearing time and time again was that it was the small acts of kindness from people that really made a difference for people. Whether it was a check-in, a warm dinner, some extra bedding, some kind words, a listening ear, an invitation, a helping hand.
In a world that has never been so connected, we have become so very disconnected in a human to human everyday kind of way. We are losing the essence of who we are in terms of connection, community, togetherness. Human beings being human.
While on one trip to Hawke’s Bay I heard the phrase ‘little by little, a little becomes a lot’ – a Tanzanian proverb. This is absolutely true when it comes to love. These acts of love, whether for someone else or some small acts of self care and kindness to ourselves ripple out and do add up to make a lot.