I thought I'd share this quote with you all today:
I am only one; but still I am one. I cannot do everything, but still I can do something; I will not refuse to do the something I can do. -- Helen Keller
I love this quote! Sometimes I see a situation that we as counselors deal with every day, and feel that no matter how hard I work with people struggling with it, the problem will still be there generation after generation. I guess if I allowed myself to really focus on this idea and dwell on it, I'd start feeling pretty down. But, I can do something, and that something can allow someone else to change. That something I can do can still change one person's life. I think that's why I love this quote. Most of us won't go on to do something really big in life (I'm not saying we won't do something important, but most of us aren't going to invent something or become "famous"), but that doesn't mean that we can't do something, and that something can't be important.
So, if you get discouraged in what you're doing, remember that it might not be everything (or be what the world might define as great) but you can do something, and that something is important.
Do you ever feel like you aren't making a difference in your life? What do you do to combat that thinking so you stay motivated to keep "doing"?