This is from Margaret Silf’s latest, Simple Faith. I love everything she writes.
This whole universe, with its trillions of galaxies, began as a tiny speck of concentrated energy; smaller than a grain of salt.
When you were first conceived, you were just a single cell, a mere pinpoint of life, barely visible to the naked eye but packed full of the potential for everything you would ever become—every action, choice, and relationship.
You are just a drop in the ocean, but without you the ocean will not become the ocean.
You are just a grain of sand, but you are a grain of sand that tips the scales.
You are just a drop of dew that soaks into the earth and is gone by noon, but that drop of dew brings life to the seed that grows in the earth.
You are only one, but the Power of One is greater than you dare to dream.
One is not Nothing. One makes a difference.
Your choices can rip the scales of humanity a little bit more toward goodness and truth, if that is your desire.