Thursday, November 10, 2011


Do you ever feel insignificant? Like your life has no real purpose, or that the impact that you make on the world is meaningless? Like your walking around just being. Not existing. Ghostly almost..

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I struggle with this a lot. I’ve always been a true pageant girl in the sense where i truly want world peace.

I want to make a difference.

Change lives.

I guess i always figured that if i were to make a vast impact on the world that it would have to be to hundreds, thousands of people. But today i realized that’s not the case. To change the world, to make a difference, to change lives. Just takes one person.

And then another person.

And another after that. And so on.

The little things. Random acts of kindness. Its such a lost art i feel like. Can you think of the last time you did something for someone else without selfish intentions? To get something in return?

Im not talking big things, its the little things that count remember? Because when we have multiple little things, it creates big things!

Buying the person behind you in line at Starbucks their coffee for the day. Letting a few extra cars go in front of you when traffics backed up. Asking the person behind you in the grocery line if they want to go ahead of you because they have 10 things, while you have a cart full. Or even just smiling at someone. Saying hello as you pass by them.

The simplest of gestures we can do could make some ones day. Maybe they just lost their job, maybe they’re fighting an illness, or maybe their just having a crummy day. That smile you just flashed at them? Guess what.. it could turn their mood around!


Today was my crummy day. For no particular reason just one thing after another made me feel down about myself. Like i don’t do enough. Insignificant. Its hard when you have such big hopes and dreams for yourself, and know God has such mighty plans for you, but feel like your not fulfilling them.

So i had a pity party. Balloons and all. And then this happened…

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Instant mood changer. I may not be curing cancer.. but i made someone smile.

Were taught from an early age to Glorify God in everything that we do. Well how do you glorify Him while taking care of someone else? While cleaning the house so your mom comes home to freshly windex’d mirrors? While shopping in a store?

By the little things. By the simple, insignificant things that make up the bigger picture.


The Bible says that God has placed us exactly where He wants us at each moment in time. Their is a reason for that.

“For I know the plans I have for you,” declares the LORD  (Jeremiah 29:11)


  1. my goodness, your post absolutely just made me realise that i did something very bad on monday. i wrote, in a negative connotation, about miss america and "world peace." i didn't realise that i could be hurting someone who genuinely participates in pageants and wants just that, world peace. so i greatly apologise, from the bottom of my heart. i also experienced a crummy day today. i hope that we both have a good friday. :) x

  2. Sarah, I have a feeling you contribute more to people around you than you'll ever understand. Your girls, your family, and everyone who gets to see that radiant smile is blessed. You carry a divine energy and a selflessness that is uncommon.
    Each day I feel very blessed to have you in my life, and being on the receiving end of your random acts of kindness is just wonderful. :)
    What a wonderful post, bby! xo Erin

  3. I think that just by having the attitude you do, by holding such a kind and giving heart inside you, that you are making a difference. By being on this Earth, by being alive - you will touch others in ways you don't know. There aren't many people around that even think on the level that you do with regard to helping others.

    It just makes me think of 'It's A Wonderful Life:' you are impacting upon people's lives every day, and bringing a positive light and hope to the world.

    Never forget how much you are worth!


  4. Can you think of the last time you did something for someone else without selfish intentions?

    Nearly everyday. Really! I bet if you pay attention, you already do too.
    The awesome thing about it? I know that this awesome spirit with in me is a gift from God. It is just second nature to us because he changes us from within. We don't have to try, we just do. Pay attention, I bet you "do" too!

  5. That verse from Jeremiah is one of my favourite! Everything you said is so true, and thoughtful. Even though we all feel insignificant at times, we are significant. God loves us and nothing can ever take that away :)

  6. I love what Erin said about you not realizing just how much you matter to all of us! You make all of us better people. Love this post, and love you!

  7. I, unfortunately, feel that way a lot. Especially with my new job that I hate and being on my own. When you're down in the dumps it's hard to think that you could make a difference. But you're right, we can. I hate not smiling or saying hello to people when I walk by them and make eye contact. Then again, I'm from the south and apparently that's not the norm everywhere else!

    You've made a difference just with this post; all the commenters will keep this in mind as we go about our day!

    Keep on keeping on darling, you do more for the world than you realize :)

  8. I've definitely felt that way before... but then something centers me... I once saw a quote that read, "you were born, because you are going to be important to someone" -- when I first read that I thought that it was a little presumptuous, but thinking about it... I do fully believe everyone is here for a reason.

  9. This was such a deep and beautiful post. :( You are a good person. Even if you don't feel like you aren't doing enough everyday, you probably are. After all, it's the little things that count! xoxo