Every now and then I keep sorting out the clutter at my table, both at the office and also at home, while I kept clearing clutter I found some old participation certificates, which I carefully kept it in a file, while I looked at some of the participation certificates I found two certificates for participating in programme called “Vana Mahotsav” which means planting of saplings; it was almost 25 years ago I was part of a very large group of students who came from all over our state for a camp for 10days in the University.
Apart of the programme was also planting a small sapling of the eucalyptus tree, I was very proud to be a part of this big event. Today when I walk past the road I see huge garden of eucalyptus trees grown tall and beautifully swaying, and the place is filled with its scent, I don’t exactly remember, where I planted, but I knew that the sapling I planted years ago now has grown into a huge tree, and I recall my friends who were along with me- how much we enjoyed being together and helping each other in planting the sapling, today I see the barren place filled with trees, and it gives me so much joy in just watching it and being aware what a difference it has made it the place.
I believe each one of us can make a difference, whatever small contribution it may be, when putting it together it has a great impact. Those days it was just each one, plant one, today I see a beautiful place full of trees, there are many opportunities every day for each one of us, from our situation, we will be the only person who can make a difference to those around us, today I remind myself that even though I am only one, I can still do something, I may not be able to do everything in this world, but that which I can do, I shall do it, for that is my purpose in life, to live and respond to what I have been called to, and it’s my joy discovering every day what I am meant to be doing.
“I am only one, but still I am one. I cannot do everything, but still I can do something; and because I cannot do everything, I will not refuse to do something that I can do.” Hellen Keller
Be Blessed & Be Happy!