I have often felt that my life is directionless or meaningless, and occasionally I have felt that I am fully interchangeable with someone (anyone) else. I wonder constantly what my vocation is, what my purpose is and what I am here for. And now and again I get little pointers to help me on my way.
Today’s little pointer comes courtesy of Emily Dickinson:
If I can Stop One Heart From Breaking
If I can stop one heart from breaking,
I shall not live in vain;
If I can ease one life the aching,
Or cool one pain,
Or help one fainting robin
Unto his nest again,
I shall not live in vain.
It isn’t the big, sweeping gestures that make a difference is it? It’s the little things and I should do well to remember that. This poem sums it up beautifully and has served its purpose well today.