Do you ever feel like what you do in life has no beneficial effect at all? That you work and work and all the negative forces of the world -- the glorification of violence and ignorance in popular culture, the lack of responsibility among adults, the belief in quick fixes and easy blame -- all conspire to snuff out the little bit of good you try to give? That you feel like a tiny speck trying to swim against a tidal wave?
Well, sometimes the Universe hears our bellyaching and frustrations and reminds us that what we do counts and sometimes that tiny speck is a seed which the tidal wave will carry far away, away from our sight perhaps, but still will take root somewhere down the line.
I think the Universe heard me and my gripes, because I had two little pats on the back lately which meant a lot. In one, I heard from a person I haven't heard from in over a dozen years, saying nice things about a work I wrote over fifteen years ago, and the second was a nice email today from a person who enjoyed a different work I wrote about ten years ago. So, these things that I wrote, and threw to the tidal wave that is Life, came back with some nice sentiments. That touched my heart. Thank you.
Meanwhile, carry on, troops! You do make a difference!