Wise Words: Shake the World

In a gentle way you can shake the world.

Mahatma Gandhi

I am an average person. I’m not saying that in a self-pitying-nobody-loves-me kind of way either. I feel pretty good about myself, in fact, but it doesn’t change that I’m pretty average. Considering this fact, it feels pretty good when I do something simple, like a suggestion to someone, and it has such a positive response.

I overheard a conversation where someone was venting how frustrated they were that a list of things they’ve read wasn’t updated because they kept forgetting their list or forgetting their write down the title. I stepped in a recommended the GoodReads app because I noticed they had a smart phone. A few days later, that someone sought me out to thank me for the suggestion. They raved how GoodReads was something they were looking for.

I thought of this quote in that moment. And I know it’s not the world. I know it’s just that one someone. But when you compound a whole bunch of small things shaking the world doesn’t seem impossible.


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