While watching the Hobbit recently, this quote really seemed noteworthy regarding much of what i often struggle with. Too bad I haven't applied heeding it more over the past couple of weeks, for I might not have allowed myself to become so struck with overwhelm, negativity and the feeling of self-uselessness:
"Gandalf: Saruman believes it is only great power that can hold evil in check, but that is not what I have found. I found it is the small everyday deeds of ordinary folk that keep the darkness at bay. Small acts of kindness and love."
We might be very surprised if we knew just how far our small acts of kindness and love go, while we continue to remain in our varying degrees of personal misery worrying about however we feel our 'large acts of greatness' might be falling short.