Every act counts

While driving in Los Angeles with my family, we saw what seemed to be a dead bird lying on the road. At first, I drove past it and ignored it altogether. Then, something compelled me to drive around the block and return to the bird.  I got out and proceeded to place the bird on the side of the curb. To my utter surprise, the bird began to tremble and stir, and as we drove away, it flew into the air.  By the looks of it, although it had been lying, injured, on the main road, all it needed was a little support to get back on its wings.  Had I left the bird where it was, another motorist may have, inadvertently, crushed it.  For me, the moral of this story was how little effort it took to save a life, but how big an example it set for my children, who were in the car.

Small acts of kindness and compassion do indeed make a difference, even if the difference may not always be anything big.

With the spate of pandemic news coming from across the world, it’s easy to get overwhelmed and feel despair. But we all can make a difference daily with our actions, however small.

Giving in small ways, whether at home, at work or in your community can build positive momentum towards a big difference!

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