OAKS FROM LITTLE ACORNS GROW
is valuable folk wisdom in the proverbs passed
down through time from mother
to child, from generation to generation.
"little acorn" of a small, kind gesture
I make, or the single sincere compliment
I give, could give an emotional boost
and needed self-assurance to a friend,
acquaintance, or even a stranger,
and could perhaps prompt in turn another generous,
genuine action, having
a significant lasting effect.
so, from one selfless decision,
a whole chain of goodness could emerge.
act of my will has the power
to change my own life, and often to change the
lives of others as well, in small, but perhaps
me, God, to keep this always in mind.
me remember to attend to the little acorns in
life, the details, the moments,
the impulses, the kindnesses, which build
the goodness of our world, and grow
the great towering-oak virtues
of our splendorous potential.
2012 - Donn B. Murphy
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