Be A Ripple

(Poem courtesy of one of the many lessons I’m learning at the weekly Crip Camp sessions)

I used to think to be remembered
one had to do big things,
make grand gestures.
As if that was the only way
to have an impact.

But now I realize that’s not the case.
It’s enough to be a small part of something bigger.
Supporting roles are just as important as the main players.

We can’t all move mountains, especially not alone.
But movement is movement no matter how small.
Focus on moving forward, even slowly.

It’s ok if what you do isn’t earth shaking.
Maybe you won’t be the force that breaks the dam.
Go ahead, be a ripple in your small pond.
You never know how far you might reach.

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