Tuesday, March 12, 2013

Just One

A friend of mine shared this poem with me, and I thought I'd share it with you.

Just One

One song can spark a moment,
One flower can wake the dream
One tree can start a forest,
One bird can herald spring.

One smile begins a friendship,
One handclasp lifts a soul.
One star can guide a ship at sea,
One word can frame the goal.

One vote can change a nation,
One sunbeam lights a room
One candle wipes out darkness,
One laugh will conquer gloom.

One step must start each journey.
One word must start each prayer.
One hope will raise our spirits,
One touch can show you care.

One voice can speak with wisdom,
One heart can know what's true,

One life can make a difference,
You see, it's up to you!

I am inspired by this poem.  It serves as a reminder to me of the difference one person can make.  Jesus calls Christians to be salt and light.  Jesus instructs us to treat others as we wish to be treated.  We can be that "just one" and make such a difference in the lives of others.

Sometimes we allow our shyness, busyness, or other things stand in the way of reaching out.  When you are tempted to stop, remember the difference that "just one" can make.  You will be making the world a better place, one small thing at a time.