Friday, February 10, 2012

moving the needle


The impact we have in this life is measured,
not so much in grandiose gestures,
but in miniscule moments

not primarily by our moving the masses
but by our touching individual lives

It's in the micro more than the macro,
the Minutiae...

Jesus healed with a Word
Humanized "the least of these" with a loving look
Turned entire trajectories in a moment of Grace
Trumped tyrannical tradition with a touch

There's magic in the merest kindness
Seeing one accustomed to being unseen
(--and there's a reason a tiny straw can break a camel's back,
so careful how you dole out your straws--)

Our lives are made up of jots and tittles
more than broad strokes
The legacy we leave
built brick by brick
our journey taken step by step...

Let us tread intentionally
laying lovely ground
leaving in our wake
a Life well Lived

moment by moment....


-e.a.a. "Hindsfeet"  2/10/12


  1. Thank you for the beautiful reminder...

  2. This is so beautiful that it brought tears to my eyes....Your way with words has touched my heart and makes me want to focus more on the moments instead of on the hours....

    You are beautiful friend...

  3. tears here to hold
    close to my heart
    and nibble on
    over and over.
    Oh beautiful you...what fruit
    blossoming on your vine!
    I love this
    and will quote
    and savor it
    love and thanks,

  4. I cannot think
    of a lovelier read
    than this on a
    sunny Sunday

    Thank you for
    these words from
    your beautiful heart!

    xx Suzanne

  5. Coming by to see how your micro movements
    are settling
    in your days and in your heart
    and sending love.....loads and mounds
    of love
    for the journey.
    happy trails to you
    and your beautiful heart:)

  6. I love this so much and it's exactly what I believe to be true. ♥