Do you want to do something great, something that will change the world? The best way to achieve that may be to think small.
I remember a camping trip my family took many summers ago. We’d no sooner arrived at the campsite, when my boys leapt from the car and grabbed handfuls of rocks to throw into a nearby pond. My oldest son, Trent, muscled the largest stones he could find into the water. The bigger the splash, the bigger he wanted the next rock to be. Troy, his younger brother, was having fun tossing pebbles.
That’s when I noticed something. The initial splash the pebbles made were nowhere near as dramatic as the bigger rocks. But the ripples they created across the water’s surface expanded outward almost as far as the larger rocks.
The course of history is often determined by people who make a big splash. But even if you feel like a small pebble, you can still make your mark and achieve far more than you ever dreamed possible. For every Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. or Abraham Lincoln, there stands a mother, a father, a grandparent, a teacher, or a good friend.
Each of us has a role to play. Even if you feel your splash has gone mostly unnoticed, take heart. It could be your love, encouragement, or wisdom that sets someone free to make a big splash in their world.