Stay Committed, Be Consistent.

In this short video entitled “Tiny Miracles”, a nurse is visited by a bouquet of grateful families whose lives she impacted in a positive way through her service over the years.

For me, watching this was very moving and inspirational, not just because of the story itself, but because of the lesson I gained from it.

Sometimes it can be easy to become so overwhelmed with the challenges that are right in front of us, that we forget the power we have within us to make an impact.

Not only can we sometimes forget the impact we are making in the moment, sometimes, particularly when we may be feeling ineffective we forget the broader impact we have made over time through our sustained efforts.

To me, watching them gathered together in gratitude, representing different moments in time is a reminder to be courageous in those moments of uncertainty, and to know that our contributions are, have been, and will continue to be meaningful and fruitful, even though we aren’t always able to see the immediate impact.

Stay committed, be consistent.

Ubuntu,

From Aspiring Humanitarian, Relando Thompkins-Jones, MSW, LLMSW

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I'm a Social Justice Educator and Aspiring Humanitarian who is interested in conflict resolution, improving intergroup relations, and building more equitable and inclusive communities. "Notes from an Aspiring Humanitarian" is my blog, where I write about issues of diversity, inclusion, equity, and social justice. By exploring social identities through written word, film & video, and other forms of media, I hope to continue to expand and enrich conversations about social issues that face our society, and to find ways to take social action while encouraging others to do so as well in their own ways.

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